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So how is everyone doing with Zoom Thanksgiving?


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Old 11-26-2020, 21:13   #1
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Default So how is everyone doing with Zoom Thanksgiving?

(Sorry to be so U.S.-centric; I should have started this last month as we do have several Canadians among us. You can post retroactively if they'd like.)

We just finished Thanksgiving dinner here. Turkey, cauliflower mash, asparagus wrapped in bacon strips, raw vegetables with ranch dip, and the stuff I stay away from -- dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, a cheesy vegetable hot dish, a cheesy bread bowl, salted caramel chocolate bars, and pumpkin pie. DW cooked a big meal for our kids and their family and a few others who were not up to making their own Thanksgiving dinner and we saved a couple of plates for ourselves.

And DW did 95% of it herself -- she found the recipes, did the shopping, prepped, cooked,... All I did was carve the turkey and plate the food for the various drop-off points. As the one who usually does all of those things, a meal I did not have to be involved in totally is extra nice indeed!

I did have a few bites of the hot dish. It's a beloved tradition in DW's family but its popularity escapes me. Since it has water chestnuts and cream of mushroom soup in it, I suppose that's for the better.

If I'd thought of it, I found a recipe for a keto pumpkin spice chia seed pudding that tastes a lot like pumpkin pie (minus the crust and if you allow that I haven't eaten any actual pumpkin pie in years). It would have been a nice finish to this meal. A square of dark chocolate will do.

Now to find out what my FBG looks like tomorrow morning...

How did all y'all do?

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Absolutely awesome!
I had Turkey of course. Small servings (a single level serving spoon) of dressing with cranberry sauce, mashed taters with gravy (the real taters), sweet taters, cabbage, green beans, two small dinner rolls, and topped it all off with a slice of sugar free sweet tater pie.

I took my evening meds right before sitting down to eat, 1K metformin and pravastatin.

Just checked my BGC. 119. Iíll see what it says in the morning.

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I'll have to fess up, I threw caution to the wind this year.
Turkey drumstick
deviled eggs
green beans
cracked out green bean casserole - daughter in law
chicken kelaguen - daughter in law, her Guam grandma's recipe
a coconut tortilla - daughter in law
dressing with cranberry sauce and half a ladle of gravy
a slice of keto key lime pie

Ate way too much. Avoided the mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, fruit salads, other pies and cakes.

Not sure about the things my daughter in law brought, but I think they were low carb, judging from what she said the recipe ingredients were. I know I had way too much dressing and cranberry sauce, canned jelly type with the lines that show you where to slice. I didn't get enough gravy on it for the portion size though, good thing too.

Tested about 3 hours after eating, and had a 176, 4 hours later a 105.

I'll definitely do better at Christmas.


And like Thanksgiving, we won't Zoom then either!!!

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So this morning's FBG number was a less-than-stellar 143. Too many "tastes" after dinner of things I shouldn't have been tasting, I think. Today will be better.

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I was "good" on Thanksgiving, but next day my FBG was 145!
We had a Zoom meeting with family from 7 states. It was nice to see their faces and visit for a while. We saw people that we wouldn't have seen at an in-person Thanksgiving.
@itissteve, how about sharing that Keto Pumpkin Chia recipe?

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@itissteve, how about sharing that Keto Pumpkin Chia recipe?
Your wish is my command! It's in the Recipes forum: Pumpkin chia seed pudding

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We're getting ready for a Zoom Christmas and I'm making the Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding!

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Getting ready for Zoom Christmas here, too. Maybe a brief visit with the kids/grandkids on Christmas morning because we and they are quarantining (new baby). Unknown if food will be involved. I actually have no idea what we're doing about Christmas dinner. But I may make the pumpkin pudding again!

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