Cast away your thoughts that I will ridicule the enormous amounts of food on this day! Yes, I realize there are those who think nutritionists (aka dietitians) feel that people should sustain themselves on tofu and vegetables, but the TRUTH is--- that is simply not the case! All foods can fit and a single day of gluttony does not pack on the extra 25lbs of fat so many people carry around.
Today, I spend without my immediate family and instead give thanks to my extended military family for taking me in this holiday season. I am so blessed to have such a large family amongst my NSW friends. I thankful that my husband is "safe" (albeit perhaps in my head only), my family is healthy, I have a roof over my head, and food on my plate! Speaking of food, here is my menu for the day...
Smoked Turkey with Pancetta & Sage Gravy
Steamed Green Beans
Sausage & Parmesan Stuffing
Sweet Potato Casserole
I am in charge of the desserts, the turkey, and the relish--all from scratch! Cooking over the holidays and feeding those I love most has a euphoric feeling for me. I look forward for the leftovers to follow! Fabulous recipes & pictures to follow...stay tuned!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Eat Well, Be Well, & Enjoy Today!
~The Edible Nutritionist