Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gluttony in epic proportions

I'll start off...before you see the pictures documenting 'some' of what we consumed over this holiday weekend...by saying what will most likely run through your mind...what in the hell didn't you eat? 

I'll follow it up with...what in the hell have I done to myself?

Thanksgiving.  I totally get it.  It's a tradition about being thankful for all of your many, many blessings and for reaping a good harvest...although, let's face it, I think most of us are pretty far removed from what consitutes a good harvest. Yet, we still celebrate it anyway. 

We all think we can eat as much as we want that we can't move, can barely sit up, can hardly stuff another bite in, yet we find room for pie. Then in some cases,  we fall into a coma requiring the rest of the evening to be rendered useless.

Pretty much sums it up.

I did come to the conclusion, however, that life is not worth living if you can't add butter to those homemade mashers, maybe have seconds and eat an entire slice of pumpkin pie...or in my case, most of the banana pudding...once a year.

Let us give thanks.

Statistics say most Thanksgiving meals come close to approximately 3,000 calories.  Which, if I did the math correctly, can take almost four hours of jogging to burn off.

Good grief.

Again, let us give thanks this meal happens once a year.

I had a wonderful time visiting my momma and step-father in Atlanta.  You may have figured out we ate a lot, went antiquing, laughed a bunch and watched a lot of football. 

Here are some pictures of what we ate.

My mom's homemade biscuits are a childhood favorite...she spoiled us the entire time we were home!

Fried beans with ranch for dipping...delicous!

I ordered Mussels and Pasta Marinara - looks better than it tasted.

Thankfully, Vee shared her Carbonara...my new favorite pasta dish.


Another childhood favorite is our mom's homemade pizza...it really does give Volcano's a run for its money!

I told you she spoiled us...homemade this, homemade that....all soooo good!

Vee brought me these mint covered Oreos - AMAZING!! 
(shamefully, I'll admit it...I did not share these with anyone...shhh)

Sadly, I was so excited about our Thanksgiving meal, I didn't take one picture of it.  It consisted of the usual fare...ham, turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, fried okra, fried green tomatoes (we were in the south), pecan pie and banana pudding!

Thankfully, I can take my focus off food and start thinking about gifts for Christmas.

With that, holiday shopping is officially underway.

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