Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Running home

This will be my last entry before the holiday as we'll be spending it with my family. Thanksgiving is Thatmom's favorite holiday and we go crazy overboard. As last year, I'm in charge of desserts. So far I've made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Tomorrow is pie day - pumpkin and mixed berry. I've also been put in charge of the bread course, so I've thrown some baking powder biscuit dough together and it's in the freezer ready to be placed in the oven for fresh hot rolls!

In honor of Thanksgiving, Thatboy and I have been trying to eat light this week, to make up for the ridiculous feast we have coming up. Thanksgiving includes two turkeys, two kinds of stuffing, two kinds of cranberry relish, baked potates, mashed potatoes, candied yams, veggies, salad, bread, and gravy. So tonight we had a ham omlette on a bun - light and breakfasty, but OH so good.


Also in honor of Thanksgiving, I want to take this time to show how thankful I am for my friends and family this year, and also for each of you. To show my thanks, I wanted to pass along some of my good fortune. As some of you already know, I was contacted by Bossa Nova about one of my recipes. Thatboy and I are big fans of this juice. I don't buy into "magical fruit health benefits," but I like the tart flavor of acai juice, so it's usually in the fridge. It's great to throw into a salad dressing, marinade, or even a cocktail. When speaking to a representative from the company, she asked if Thatboy and I had tried any of their new flavors. We hadn't. So she sent us a box of them! Acerloa juice with red peach, Acerola juice with mango, Mangosteen juice with passion fruit, and Mangosteen juice with dragon fruit. I thought I'd bundle up some of these juices and send them off to a reader, as a Thanksgiving treat. I mean, you should all benefit too! If you're interested, all you have to do is leave a comment between now and Friday, November 28 at midnight.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you get to spend it with good food and surrounded by those you love.

28 comments:

  1. Well heck, you know me, I am always up for trying something new! Count me in.

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  2. Oh, I hope ya'll have a great Thanksgiving!! I am just hoping to still fit through doors on Friday. See ya when you get back.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family That Girl!!!! I have yet to try Acai even though it is the biggest POWER food on the planet!!!!!

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  4. Have a great thanksgiving! Sounds like great feast.

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  5. Can you ship the Acai to Germany? hehehe

    Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! We celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving last month, but it's always good to remember what you're thankful for a 2nd time around. I know I have a lot to be thankful for.

    Take care,
    rosa

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  6. I love breakfast for dinner!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Thatboy! This juice looks really interesting.

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  8. I love juices, sounds yummy! Have a great Thanksgiving! : )

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for YOU. Smooches ;-)

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  10. Juice AND a contest? It must be my lucky day - those are two of my favorite things! Gobble gobble goo!

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  11. I would love to try these juices! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. :)

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  12. I would love to try these, thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. LOLZ! I am the fruitiest girl around! gimmee gimmee!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving! The juices look really interesting =)

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  15. I would definitely be interested. Happy Thanksgiving! That mixed berry pie sounds good.

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  16. Wow, it sure looks as if you guys are going to have a blast!! I will post a few low-calorie dishes for after Thanksgiving!

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  17. I am thankful for you this Thanksgiving, too. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family tomorrow.

    Breakfast for dinner will always be good in my book. :)

    Those juices sound really good. You'll have to tell me what you think of them.

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  18. Very cool giveaway. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Holy...sounds like Thanksgiving on steriods. Well...minus the steroid.

    Have a great holiday!

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  20. How cool that you got some new things to try. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Enjoy it all. ;o)

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  21. I love Bossa Nova...that is good stuff. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  22. It's so cool that the company contacted you!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  23. yay for free stuff!

    hope you had a lovely thanksgiving :)

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  24. Nice! I love bossa nova juice. So tasty!

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  25. that is so cool that bossa nova contacted you!! :D

    hope you had an awesome turkey day!

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