So how do most female types spend the day before Thanksgiving? COOKING!
I’m cooking Cranberry, Apricot, Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (say that five times fast!) and a vegan green bean casserole as my contribution for this year’s feast (the only “vegan” bit is soy cream instead of dairy). Typically, green bean casseroles are a bit blah in the taste category as well as seriously dated. Certain foods and casseroles give me a flashback to my 80s childhood, including but not limited to Jell-o, Poprocks, broccoli salad, fish sticks, Hamburger Helper, and various casseroles made with condensed soup.
BUT! MY green bean casserole has none of that frightening condensed gunk (might mention that I use it on occasion when in a pinch……I am only human). Plus, throw in a fresh mix of mushrooms, fresh green beans and no one will roll there eyes at one more casserole-blast-from-the-past.
Fruit Salad with Mayonnaise, anyone?
So. The big question. Will I indulge in my dad’s amazing fried turkey this year? Probably.
Truth be told, I have eaten meat a handful of times since having my cholesterol and lipid levels tested. I dropped 60 points in my total cholesterol over a three month period through a strictly no-meat, limited dairy eating style.
I’m considering eating meat at least once a week from now on. We’ll see how it goes.
OH! And we have a new dog.
Meet Sydney. She’d love to me YOU! And lick you. And jump on you. And snuggle with you.
She’s affectionate. Very affectionate.
Her face always says, “lovemelovemelovemelovemelovemeloveme….” And of course, you do. How can you resist?