i was a little nervous about the turkey. fine, i was extremely terrified of the turkey. the huge bird, taking up tons of fridge space, soaking in brine — it was all just very foreign and intimidating. and a little gross. fortunately, with the help of s. (the stuffing aficionado — she even secured it all with a paper clip!) and my surgeon husband (who found the whole deal ‘a little too anatomical’), we got it done.
the meal in pictures
bottle of fantastic spanish sauvignon blanc
appetizer table: stuffed mushrooms & spiced pecans
my sister HARD at work dismembering brussels sprouts
the spread! clockwise from top left: stuffing, cranberry sauce, cider-pan gravy, brussels sprouts with pine nuts and currants, turkey, and (the most fabulous) sweet potato casserole
rebecca’s amazing pear-ginger mini-cheesecakes
it was a great night and i feel proud that we pulled it off! my sister and i are now off to philadelphia for Part II of vacation. i am SO glad i have monday off (the chiefs gifted it to me to make up for the fact that i was post-call the first monday!). time to create a playlist and hit the road . . .
run: i had an excellent thanksgiving long run! 12 miles total on the tobacco trail, with a ‘race sim’ 6 miles at the end.
the first six were ~ 9:00 – 9:20/mi pace, and the last six were average 8:21/mi, with the last 2 8:09/mi. it was beautiful out and i really enjoyed it — it got me excited for my half in just 2 weeks!