145.8…In The Thick Of It
For the last 24 hours or so, I have been in the thick of Thanksgiving cooking and preparation. I have 31 people coming over Thursday and I like to have as much done ahead as possible so I can enjoy the day and hang out with my family.
Saturday night my husband and I went out just the two of us. We went to dinner at Firenze. We shared the Burrata which came with roasted tomatoes, pesto and toast points. Was incredible!
For my entree, I ordered one of my favorites: Chicken Piccata:
After dinner we went to see "Gone Girl". I read the book and was excited to see the movie. It didn't disappoint….great movie!
Sunday I slept in (yes!) and enjoyed a cup of coffee while getting ready for the Chargers game. It was a great game with the Chargers coming out victorious. I tried not to eat much while I was there because dinner was going to be incredible.
Burger night! Yes! We went with some friends and had a great time. It never gets old.
Breakfast Monday morning was scrambled egg beaters with leeks and gruyere cheese.
My husband took the kids to school and I ran a ton of errands including Costco which was beyond packed. I was so thankful to get out of the there.
Lunch was tuna salad, veggies and ranch dressing.
The rest of the afternoon was spent cooking. I whipped up four batches of Homemade Gravy. It starts with a lot of onions….especially if you are making FOUR batches.
Last year I strained out the onions but this time I blended it all together. Definitely better leaving all the onions in!!!
Dinner was Trader Joe's Orange Chicken (the best!), white rice and broccoli.
Breakfast this morning was strawberry Chobani yogurt, Almond Coconut Granola and strawberries.
After I dropped the kids off at school, I came home to get cooking. I'm making my sister in law's stuffing this year. I had to cut FOUR loaves of bread into cubes.
I feel like I'm staring a cafeteria or something. :)
Lunch was a turkey sandwich, veggies, ranch and Pringles. My daughter needs a Pringles can for a school project so the Pringles have to get eaten somehow. :)
Ok, gotta get back to cooking!!
Have you made anything yet for Thanksgiving?