Hi there! So I’m finally waking up from my food coma and I thought I’d check in to see how everyone’s Thanksgiving went. Ours went great! I had 1 person no show, so that’s always a little frustrating, especially since I was super prepared with a set table 4 days ahead of time!
So how did everyone make out with the 1800 calorie plan? Honestly, while I know I had more than the 3 drinks all day, I made large containers and kept refilling as I sipped, so didn’t really keep track.
I was so full after appetizers and drinks (I also drank a ton of water, it was 85 here and with the oven on, the turkey wasn’t the only thing roasting!) I hardly ate dinner and I had no dessert! So in total I probably had about 1600-1800 calories. How did you guys do? I’d love to hear! Was it manageable?
And just for some more fun, here are some pics. I made everything according to plan, except at the last minute I added an additional appetizer. I was so obsessed with the cranberry relish that I filled a few of the pastry cups I made for the buffalo chicken appetizer with cream cheese and cranberry relish and topped with a dash of cayenne for some spice. ummm… YUM!! It was so good, I’m writing out a post for the recipe, so stay tuned! It would make a great holiday appetizer for Christmas parties.
Speaking of which, since the holiday season is upon us, I plan to do a few more posts related to throwing parties and strategies for attending parties and not gaining all the holiday weight! So stay tuned for that as well!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Talk to you soon!