I have been MIA for awhile absorbing family and friends time while trying to figure some things out.
Here are a few snap shots from the holiday weekend and some old gems of grandparents.
I totally stole some of these bananas – they were going to waste after Thanksgiving!
Maine crab, deviled egg, tomato and mozzarella…I did not have turkey because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it when I had no idea where it was coming from. I did have non-pictured green beans, turnips, butternut squash and a lot of cornbread stuffing.
Ravens pic 2010
2008 was the best…the weather was really nice and we had a great tailgate spot.
I can’t believe it is almost Christmas and 2011! Craziness!
Tonight I got really inspired to cook an actual meal. I have been seriously slacking in the divided meals lately and I tend to just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and mix it up.
Well that changed tonight!
Welcome to a Pescatarian Thanksgiving!
- Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
- Long Grain Brown Rice
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Yellow Cauliflower
- Leek and Cranberry Dressing
First thing get your rice started with 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup water + salt. (I made extra to use at a later date). Once that is going get to chopping brussels and c-flower. Place the veggies two baking sheets and cover in preferred oil, S&P(I went with coconut). Throw them in over at 350 and bake for 30-45 depending if you like them to get crispy or not/have patients for. The rice will take about 45min so you might as well cook them that long as well. Once the rice was going and the oven was baking, I hit the shower. I love doing this because I feel like I am killing two birds with one stone.
Once out of the water I started in on the leek and cranberry dressing. In a pot bring together 1/2 cup apple juice, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 1 tbs mustard, 4 sprigs of thyme, 1/2 of one leek, S&P, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar. Let this simmer for about 15min until it thickens. It will be a bit tart and spicy so if you are looking for a sweet cranberry dressing add about a tablespoon of sugar.
After you get the cranberries going cook your salmon your favorite way. I do not have a grill so I did mine on the stove stop with coconut oil and S&P.
Deliciousness and a real meal!
Cheese! Told you I just got out of the shower!
What kind of Thanksgiving are you having? Fish? Turkey? Veg?
I saw Turkeys on their way to slaughter on the news this morning and it was really depressing…
I’mmmmmmm back! Is Thanksgiving over already???? Is it really less than a month until Christmas???
Welcome to Thanksgiving Sports Center.
I decided to do a run down of the days events instead of dragging it out. So just pretend we have 30min to get it all in…ready go!
I got to the airport in record time, of course, and there was no line through security, typical.
On the plane I had a seltzer with a splash of cran, and got some looks. I also had two biscoff! AirTran now serves these little butter cookies if you get on the right plane.
My momma picked me up from the airport and we were greeted at the door with whiskey sours aka Whiskey with a little bit of lemon juice. Slooooow sipping.
Round two for the day with food!
Lamb chops, mint jelly, asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Endive salad with radishes (which I picked off, yuck!).
Day one done!
Theme of the day…pace yourself!
When I returned I mixed some something special.
After breakfast, mom and I went for a walk on the beach with tons of surfers.
And then it was time for the biggggg eating!
We headed to the Black Point Inn as we have for many years.
Plate number 3 – actually this was plate 4, but I forgot to take a picture of my first dessert plate Here there is a piece of gingerbread, and a blob of pecan pie and cranberry tart. The cranberry tart was leftover and way too sweet, but I also had a small bite of apple pie and pumpkin tart on my first plate.
Wowza, that was a lot of food.
We headed home to digest and play scategories where I won as always! I was asleep by 10 because we had to hit the outlets bright and early!!!
Up early at 6am to get to J.Crew before 8am.
We ended up with a few great things, but did not go overboard.
Next was the planned peppermint mocha at Starbuck!
Did you know they put 10 pumps of syrup in a venti peppermint mocha??!?!! I got 2 of each, nonfat, no whip. Along with perfect oatmeal, which I only put the fruit into with a small amount of brown sugar. The nuts had walnuts and I am allergic…it was a pretty small serving.
We then stopped by my college roommate’s house in Freeport to say Hello! and hurried home for lunch…well so we thought.
There was miscommunication and mom and I ended up going to Whole Food to get some food and then getting super lost…
When we finally got back I was starving. It was about 2:00pm and we ate around 9AM.
I was quickly instructed to make some guacamole, and I downed most of it.
When I finally calmed down I had some delicious lobster salad!
And the best part…
4 hours later…time to head to the Back Bay Grill in Portland for dinner!
Manhattan and Amuse Bouche.
TODAY – SATURDAY!
Lunch was eaten on a plane…but it was amazing!
My lunch box from Whole Food yesterday!
Look who I came home to!
Well that was more than 30min, but there was a lot of food! I need to go find a snack, we are supposed to go to a graduation party in a few hours and who knows what the food with be like and I don’t need any temptations!
I hope everyone had a great holiday!!!!!