I love food, I love to cook and I especially love to eat. As I relayed in last week’s post one of the several reasons that I love Thanksgiving so much, it is very much a cooking and eating holiday for me. So this week there were a number of meals on the menu. The night before Thanksgiving I made a traditional holiday dish for the Italian side of my family, a meatball lasagna, the last piece will serve as my lunch tomorrow. For Thanksgiving, I made roasted Cornish Game Hens, mashed potatoes and stuffing and something a lot of people don’t like, but is Thanksgiving to me, a can of jellied cranberry sauce. My traditional Thanksgiving desert is a homemade banana and chocolate pudding pie. My next foray was a traditional Mexican meal, tamales and re-fried beans, I’d meant to do roasted chilies as well but I forgot them while shopping. Today for breakfast I made traditional Southern Biscuits and Gravy. For dinner I made nachos and yes, accompanying much of this were cokes.
Using the game hen skeletons I made a lovely bone broth that I supplemented with some traditional chicken stock and made a really lovely chicken soup that I’ll be dining on this whole week. This bit of an eating orgy is also a last carb related foray. I need to get my blood sugar back under control, I need to lose the final 12 pounds to reach my goal of 175. So I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this weekend and honestly for the first time in almost a year and a half, I’m really starting to feel like myself again. And that means jump starting my writing projects, getting my sugar in line as I mentioned and finalizing my plans for my next step in life. I finally feel like I have the mental space to make all that happen.
Over the next couple of days I’ll finish the only part of Christmas that I like, wrapping and shipping out the presents I’ve bought for my nieces and nephews. I think I’ve done a really good job this year and I’m excited to hear their reactions.
I hope you all have a wonderful break for Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate.
~ Rev Kane