My mom made a huge dinner for Thanksgiving. Here is her full oven . Can you believe how much food there is.
My mom is getting the green bean casserole out of the oven.
Here is my mom's cute butter shaped like a turkey.
My mom cooked a turkey breast and it was great.
Ham wraps and cream cheese stuffed blacked olives
The turkey all cut up on the platter I got from Good Cook.
Here is the table full of food. Can you believe my mom made all this food for 5 people. There was Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed potatoes, Squash, Sweet potatoes, Cream Corn, Garvey, Rolls and Cranberry sauce.
Here is another shot of the table.
I want to thank Good Cook for providing me with the Thanksgiving cooking package.
My mom really went over board with the Good Cook baking products that I got and she made a bunch of yummy desserts.
Now you can guess we had a bunch of left overs. I can say that the left overs didn't last long in my house as, later on Thanksgiving night a few a of our friends that didn't have a dinner to go to came over and pigged out.
Now there was a few veggies and turkey left and we made a potato casserole with cheese rolls and white turkey gravy with the left overs that we had.
My mom will make some of the side dishes the night before so all she has to do on Thanksgiving day is cook the turkey, make an additional side and wait until they are almost cook to place everything in the oven to get warm. The above picture is my mom's oven on Thanksgiving day 2012. My mom will make her deserts a few days before to help save on time. Also my mom will make a list so she knows what all goes on the table so nothing gets left out.
This was my dinner plate last year on Thanksgiving. Can you believe my mom had all of this in the oven. Everything was hot and already and very filling.
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It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is fast approaching and days are becoming filled with holiday planning, shopping and preparation. This time of year gives you the opportunity to gather with friends and beloved family, cook festive meals and give thanks for your many life's blessings. But this jolly time of year can also have extreme implications on your health. THE DOCTORS shares the following tips to ensure a happy and healthy holiday season:
Three Quick Tips to Avoid Overeating on Thanksgiving:
· Eat Walnuts: Eat a handful before your meal. They will help fill you up, and the antioxidants can improve your artery function and reduce inflammation.
· Limit yourself to two alcoholic drinks: Alcohol removes your inhibitions, so if you drink before you eat, you're going to overeat.
· Sit down and chew your food: You will enjoy your food more if you chew it slowly.
Healthy Holiday Snacking Tips:
• Beware of foods loaded with butter and cheese: Steamed broccoli is healthy and low in fat, but when smothered in cheese and butter, it can pack an additional 215 calories and 16 grams of fat in just one cup!
• Watch out for salads: Leafy greens and salads seem like a healthy choice, but when loaded with high-fat, high-cholesterol cheeses and dressing, such as a Cobb salad, these verdant concoctions contain more than 1,000 calories and 71 grams of fat!
• Avoid saturated fats and fried foods: These are guaranteed to heavily increase the calorie count. Opt for baked options, rather than fried and reach for lean meats such as white turkey.
Beat-the-Bloat Tricks for Feeling Less Full:
· Wear a watch: Keeping track of time and eating slower will help you notice when you’re getting full. Wait a couple minutes before returning for seconds – this will give your body the chance to digest food intake.
· Drink Water: This may seem like a no-brainer, but drinking a glass of water before a meal can help you eat 20% few calories. If you feel bloated, have a glass of peppermint tea instead, which helps prevent the feeling of being extremely full.
· Incorporate papaya and pineapple: These super foods have digestive enzymes that assist with digestion and help you feel less full after a large meal.
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