Weekly Meal Plan: Thanksgiving 2013 Edition

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Wow.

Thanksgiving is upon us. Before we know it, we’ll be:
Driving back to Indiana for Christmas to catch up on wedding planning.
Celebrating Christmas.
Celebrating me passing my defense.
Hopefully celebrating my getting a job.
Bachelorette party!!!
Driving to Indiana for a close friends wedding (and more wedding stuff)
Graduating.
GETTING MARRIED.

Our wedding is still 180 days away, but I know this time is going to FLY. Lots of big things happening around here!

As far as this week goes, we’re keeping it pretty simple. Well, besides the holiday of course. My mom is in town, so a lot of meals and plans will probably be on the fly as we cross off a few wedding items, shopping, family pictures, and good times off the list.

Our week will probably be filled with lots of sandwiches, salads, healthy snacks, and wine.

I think today, I’ll give you an idea of our Thanksgiving traditions. Well, our tradition is mostly food. Besides the purchasing and decorating of the Christmas tree the day after!

In my family we typically do a late lunch/early dinner meal for Thanksgiving with my mother’s side of the family. I attended Thanksgiving with Kyle’s family two years ago, and we had lunch with his mother’s side, and dinner with his father’s side. Since we only have my family in Dallas this year, we’ll just do one meal!

Our Thanksgiving Meal Plan:

  • 20 pound turkey, baked
  • green bean casserole
  • scalloped corn
  • mashed potatoes
  • Stove Top stuffing
  • dinner rolls
  • yellow noodles
  • pumpkin pie
  • apple pie
  • chocolate cream pie (this is a new one my sister is making)

I will be 100% completely honest with you all.

We don’t usually do lightened versions of any of our food on Thanksgiving. It’s a day we enjoy eating full fat food. To be honest – the only thing we make that isn’t ‘clean’ (besides desserts) is the Stove Top stuffing and green bean casserole. And I got specific instructions from my sisters this year to make it with real cream of celery and not a Greek yogurt-based-Slim-Sanity version. All other foods are pretty much completely made from scratch.

I will, however, TRY to control my portions. I say try here… because it’s generally inevitable that I eat a slice of each kind of pie before the day is over.

‘Slim Sanity mode’ will be back in full force on Friday. But probably also with a glass of wine in hand.

I hope that everyone will allow themselves to live a GUILT-FREE holiday, however it works for you!

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