Friday, November 27, 2009

'Twas the day after a foodie's happiest of days...

Ends up, mom read my blog post containing my pecan pie cup rant. And upon my arrival to Chicago, a pecan pie had made it's way into our Thanksgiving dessert line-up. While that was not by design, my Thanksgiving was complete by a small piece of delicious, savory, rich pecan pie. And just for confirmation, I tried a bite of a pecan pie cup. It was all crust, not the ooey-gooey deliciousness defining pecan pie. So, yep, pecan PIE is a Thanksgiving staple for all years to come.

Also in the T-day line up were: turkey, dressing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, jello salad, green beans, cornbread pudding, cheesy broccoli, and....pecan pie. Some delicious African red wine, as well! Mmm! I stuck to one plate, which I did not finish and one slice of pie for dessert. All-in-all, a successful, delicious, satisfying meal without going over the threshold of gluttony.

Mom and I were supposed to go to the gym this morning, however, I over-slept. With puppy being back in Tulsa, I found myself rising at 10am! Oops! Tomorrow...8am...step class + strength class.

Anyone get in a good workout today? Yesterday?? Black Friday participants out there???

We had an amazing Indian lunch with my friend, AJ and now we're off to see "The Blind Side"...I've been wanting to see it since the previews started running in theatres MONTHS ago!!

I hope you all had a wonderful, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving! Don't forget to enter in to my Newman's Own Organics Giveaway!


  1. That's so awesome that your mother did that for you!!! I'll have you now that I walked into my own Thanksgiving meal and saw that my dad had PURCHASED a pecan pie :( My aunt was on bed rest this year and she is the dessert gourmet, so this year we had to deal with store bought pie. Either way, it was awesome!

    I worked out this morning, long and hard (uhh...that sounded bad). But not yesterday, not me. I praise those who did!

  2. Nice work on the pie. I did something like that do but I had hoped my mom read and she did and I have a package of goods from Trader Joes on the way, so sometimes its good to let it out and then have mom look over it. Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving. No workout for me, but we did a like bit or walking on some trails with the dog. Very slow walking since we were just checking it out for the next time to see what kind of hike it would be.

  3. Sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving! I am feeling my hour long pilates class (Reformer) today...

  4. GREAT workout yesterday, I could feel the turkey sweating out of me!!! glad you had an awesome day of eats!

  5. Yay for your mom!! I've been slacking on the working out, and have really been using my break as a true break...I did some yoga today, but I should get my butt running tomorrow!