I had a mediocre Turkey Day. Unfortunately, my grandmother is in the hospital for an extended stay and yesterday, we visited her instead of having dinner with the family. She is in a hospital an hour away, so we drove over, saw some family, visited her for several hours, then drove home. Since we didn’t prepare adequately, my mom and I didn’t have Thanksgiving Dinner until like 8 o’clock. Sad. But, I am thankful that my grandmother is still alive (she has a slew of things wrong with her), that I got to see my family even briefly, cand that my mom and I could have food on the table.
My mom and I had a lot of fun making dinner and spending time together. We made marinated tofu, sweet potato walnut loaf, baked butternut squash and sweet potatoes, and wild rice casserole. Oh, and CAULIFLOWER. My favourite. It wasn’t a lot of dishes, but it was manageable for two people and all of the dishes ended up turning out really well! My favourite was the cauliflower honestly (NOTHING BEATS CAULIFLOWER), but I also really enjoyed the tofu dish and the loaf. All the food was really good though! I wasn’t a huge fan of the wild rice casserole though, mostly cause I dislike casseroles and the rice was crunchyish. Blech.
Today, I didn’t really do much.. I woke up, ran a quick 2 miles, and then went to the gym to elliptical and lift. I refueled with this delicious oatmeal:
Dark chocolate with pomegranate arils. Nomnomnom. I don’t have a specific recipe, but a serving of oats cooked in almond milk with one and a half tbsp of cocoa powder, a serving of cottage cheese/greek yogurt/protein powder, and half of a pomegranate will give you this delish treat. I sweetened it with honey and stevia and put a little salt on it. It was honestly a gift from the Gods.
This afternoon, I got to go riding! Wahoo! I miss riding when I don’t get to do it for a while. I rode one of my favourite horses, Calvin, but didn’t have a real lesson. We just messed around for fourty minutes until he refused to move anymore. Whoops! Tomorrow, I’m going to join a lesson, so that should be fun.
When I got back, I had my dinner, and ate copious amounts of these:
Ginger Molasses (basically gingerbread) Cookies
These are gluten free, and the recipe makes A LOT. A LOT.
2 1/2 cups gluten free baking mix
3/4 cup butter (Smart Balance works too)
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1-2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
Mix it all together. Refrigerate dough, covered, for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Preheat oven to 375. Drop 1.5 tbsp dough balls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies look “done” (cracked on top, usually). Allow to cool before devouring. Enjoy!
Anyways, I’m tired because I’m sick, so I’m going to go. But, how was your Thanksgiving (if you had one)? How was your Friday? What’s your favourite type of cookie?
See you tomorrow friends!