The holiday season is upon us! Officially, Thanksgiving was yesterday, but around here holidays stretch on for days sometimes weeks! I woke up early yesterday to try a new bread recipe to make to take to Kevin’s Aunts dinner. It was the Walnut Bread from Cooking Light. Here is how it started:
I am not quite sure what made the bread so dense, I expected it to raise a lot more than it did. I suspect the temperature in the house had something to do with it and the fact that it calls for rolled oats to be ground into flour, but I used my oat mixture. Either way this was the highlight of my on Thanksgiving family dinner.
I also made this salad to take:
Dinner was good, sorry no photos of the whole gathering. Not sure why, we took our camera. Here is how I tackled the big meal:
-No food could touch on my plate
-The emphasis was on the experience and not on the food itself
-Pass on things I knew that I was not going to love
-Eat the turkey, I love great turkey!
-Wear something form fitting so that I did not overeat and feel uncomfortable
-Have fun and talk to the people who are there and make the day special
-No hold barred on the veggie platter!
Today after going to a few stores for Black Friday I came home to make some oats.
I have been on the hunt for this stuff ever since I saw it making its appearances on blogs. Well, I finally found it at Whole Foods, a bit pricey, but I wanted to try it so bad. I have to say, I thought it was good! It is almost like a thick custard. To me I could have put some Cool Whip on it and called it dessert! I also thought it had a bit of a coffee flavor, but to be honest I think my taste buds are just whacked out.
2/3 c of oat blend
1 1/4 c water
handful of cranberries
lots of cinnamon
container of pumpkin yogurt
1/2 c pumpkin
Oh, and just in case you were wondering I did go weigh in this week! I went on Wednesday morning and was down 1.2lb. So I am back to where I was when we came home from our vacation. Yeah!
Hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving and try not to eat too many leftovers! We have Thanksgiving round 2 tomorrow afternoon at my mom’s. If it seems like a lot it is, but we usually have 6 Christmas celebrations so Thanksgiving just gets us primed!