I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We were bummed not to be able to go home, but had a wonderful low key day with just the two of us.


We stared the day at the gym.  Wes originally had considered a Turkey Trot, but the weather was pretty nasty here this morning so he opted out of it.

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See what I mean? I THOUGHT this was what Christmas was supposed to look like not Thanksgiving!

I completed an easy 45 minutes on the spin bike, stretched, and did some ab work until Wes was finished.

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Today’s Five Thing Friday post is going to be a little different.

Today is Five Scenes from Our Thanksgiving. 

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1. Wes and Zoe on the Bed

Zoe is NEVER allowed on our bed, but I guess in the spirit of Thanksgiving Wes thought he would bend the rules.  She is not calm enough to lay down but they have fun playing on the bed for a little while.


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2. Turkey Turkey

My third year in a row of cooking the turkey was a success! I always use a turkey bag because it helps to keep the moisture in and has always turned out great! We bought a 21 lb turkey so needless to say we have lots and lots of leftovers!


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3. Carving the Turkey

One tradition that has stuck is that every year my husband carves the turkey.  It is always a big help when I am running around trying to get everything finished, and I think deep down he does enjoy it!

He did a great job and now we will be eating turkey for the next two weeks!


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4. Thanksgiving Table

We really wanted to have a “healthier” Thanksgiving this year. Our meal:

1. Turkey
2. Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots
3. Green Beans
4. Broccoli Slaw Salad
5. Cranberry Sauce

Nothing too fancy but it all turned out DELICIOUS!


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5. Turkey Coma

Wes let Zoe enjoy a little too much turkey while we were having our dinner and she went directly into a turkey coma not very long after. I think she ate more turkey than the two of us combined!


Overall it was a wonderful day and we really enjoyed taking it easy around the house.

We did go out at 8:00 to Target to watch on the madness. The line was crazy, but we did end up going in for a while just to people watch. We did not leave with anything but it was a nice outing.


Funny enough at our Thanksgiving we had none of the typical desserts.  We forgot to buy any kind of dessert, so I had to come up with something from what we had laying around the house.

I call this Multigrain Cheerio Pretzel M&M Rice Krispie Treats

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I ground up what we had left of a bag of pretzel M&Ms in my food process and combined it with the multigrain cheerios and Rice Krispies. They don’t look all that great, but they sure tasted good! They were Wes approved which is all that mattered to me!


What was your favorite part of your Thanksgiving?

Do you do the traditional desserts?