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Old 11-27-2019, 12:35   #1
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Default Thanksgiving is here again

It's that time of year again. The holiday season is starting. It may mean eating out, eating at friends, eating at relatives, having company over eating with you. It is the time of year where we have things that are customary for the season and holidays.

What are doing for Thanksgiving? What will we be eating? Many may not know until they get there. Post here what your plans are, what your meals are going to be or what they were afterward. What did you resist, what you couldn't pass up, and of course, what were the BG results.

The only thing I know for now, is that we are having turkey (its that big thing in the fridge defrosting) and Thanksgiving dinner will be Friday afternoon at our house because of some of the kids and grandkids working on Thursday.

Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving whether it is at home, or you travel across town, or you travel across the country.

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We're off to my sister-in-law's for DW's family carbfest. There will be turkey, of course, stuffing, white-flour rolls, creamed corn, (I'm guessing based on history) a sweet baked bean/calico bean dish, and some sweet liquor I won't drink. There will be a meat and cheese tray, and I'm bringing cole slaw and some other keto-friendly item that maybe the others will eat with me. It surprises me a little that I'll be the only diabetic there.

But first there's about ten inches of snow to clear here...

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Will be a quiet T'giving, held here. No cooking involved. We resolved to get eats from a local restaurant/deli/bakery extraordinaire. Since we're not big turkey fans, we're having their wild salmon, kale salad, roasted asparagus, tri-tip and chocolate chip muffins (posted the recipe earlier today) with keto coffee ice cream.

Nothing tricky to navigate, no cooking, great friends, low-carb/keto food by the fire ... looking forward!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Just Mrs. S, one son, and me this year. Low-key, low-carb. We have a turkey, but I don't know if we're having it tomorrow.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're going to a restaurant (just hubby and me) so he can get the carb-laden turkey/gravy/stuffing. I'll probably have salmon (I like it, too, moon).

I've a couple turkey thighs to roast for myself this morning.

(No weather to contend with where we live - possibly some snow showers turning to rain - nothing we can't handle.)

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We're meeting my cousins and their S/O's at a local restaurant for their annual Thanksgiving buffet. We've done it every year since 2011, except for 2015 when Mom was in rehab for hip-replacement surgery. Will come back after we return with a play-by-play of all the goodies.

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Well, Thanksgiving dinner is but a pleasant memory now.

The cole slaw I brought was popular enough (this is not generally a crowd that likes cold naked vegetables). I made and brought a keto-friendly white barbecue sauce for those of us disinclined (okay, unable) to bury our turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes in real gravy. I thought it was a little thin for my taste (new recipe) but it still packed a flavor punch.

The turkey was nice and not dried out. The ham was enjoyable, too, and didn't taste super-glazed. The mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, cheesy starchy veggie casserole, and apple pie with ice cream and caramel topping stayed off my plate. The sweet bean dish did not make an appearance. I passed on the beer and the wine.

I settled for one bite of creamed corn (I wanted to reward the effort), two bites of stuffing, and a couple of forkfuls of what I can best describe as an Oreo trifle (I do like Oreos; a couple of Oreos Minis are my post-blood-donation treat along with the fluids and a keto-friendly snack). Probably ate more meat than I should have but a fella's gotta eat something and it is Thanksgiving. I didn't even think of testing my BG until several hours had passed but I can't see how I did too badly. A good time was had by all and I don't think I'll be paying for it with my BG tomorrow!

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BH and family like to eat at restaurants for holiday meals. I skipped the holiday meals that came with mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing and pie. They had a limited menu, but I ate a lettuce wrap burger and salad and didn't feel deprived. Well, they offered me extra salad because I didn't want fries. The family member next to me ate the extra plate of salad! She is a family member by marriage that doesn't live in Arkansas. I didn't know her well enough to snatch it away from her.

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Big get together with the family coming over this afternoon. I had turkey, mushrooms, green bean casserole, a couple of tablespoons of broccoli casserole, a couple of tablespoons of dressing with a slice of cranberry sauce, and some deviled eggs. BH made my deviled eggs because her sister's recipe contains sugar. BH also made some low carb chocolate chip cookies for my desert. I think I was good for the most part. I did do a shot of Jaegermeister after we ate.

There was also ham, corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruit salad, pineapple salad, rolls, multiple sweets and deserts, and probably several other things I failed to mention.

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Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. I ate carbs and lots of them. I didn't test at all that day. I planned to be bad and I was. My next doctor's appt is the day after Christmas! Luckily, it's only going to be an internal visit...no labs!

We moved back to our old building at work, but I continue to take the stairs. I'm actually on the 1st floor, but I try to go up the stairs at least once a day. I don't want to lose what I built up to when I was in the other building. There was no elevator, so you had to go up 3 flights of stairs. The first couple of weeks, I was so out of breath, I could feel my heart beating through my blouse! Three years later, I was practically flying up the stairs...LOL! It served me well when I went on my vacay this past Oct. We walked up inclines and went up stairs, and while the other people were huffing and puffing, I was zipping by!

Looking forward to another year with all of you.

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