What a tease.

28 Nov

What a tease Thanksgiving Break was. It was one week that lasted what seemed like five minutes. But at least it was a good five minutes. πŸ™‚

I got to see some of my favorite people…


my sister and cousins


Uncle Gary

We got a few good pictures before someone decided to take over camera business for the evening….wonder who that could be?


Ha ha. At this point pictures started to look more like this:


and this:


and this:


I’ll spare you the lamp, soda can, and carpet pictures. What a stinker. πŸ™‚

In case you still have any leftover turkey, I must guide you all to perfect way to make a brand new meal out of it. I’ve mentioned it before on the blog, but it’s definitely fitting right now…

Janetha’s Pumpkin Enchiladas (with turkey)

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uhh, so good.

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These are nice and veggie filled, but I always like to add another veggie side. That night it was sauteed mushrooms and spinach: a combo I’ve been loving! Anyone else adore mushrooms? I can eat them raw or cooked and I’m in Heaven.

For What I Ate Wednesday, here are a few more recent eats:

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Snickerdoodle Pancakes. I am so glad I finally tried this recipe! I am pretty partial to my cinnabun pancakes, but these definitely satisfied my taste buds. I recommend giving it a try!

Another veggie love as of late? Brussel sprouts! They are perfectly in season right now and I am actually craving them! Normal, totally normal.

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soft eggs, roasted butternut squash, and brussels

Back to baking in the kitchen..

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I did a variation of Paige’s Coconut Blueberry Bars, which turned out to taste like a vanilla cake. Um yeah, gonna be making that again soon. I subbed oat flour for the almond meal but kept everything else the same.

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cashews and prunes. Haha, what an old lady snack, but hey it’s a tasty one at that. No shame.

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leftover Thanksgiving ham, roasted butternut squash, and brussels. AWESOME dipping sauce—>tbsp mustard, tbsp nutritional yeast, tbsp milk, dash of salt and pepper. So easy and goooood with veggies!

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soft-serve vanilla protein ice cream variation with half blended cottage cheese/half greek yogurt and 2 tbsp pudding powder added


The good news is that this week is already flying by, which will leave me with two more weeks before Winter Break. I am definitely looking forward to five glorious weeks involving absolutely no school. YES.

Have a great Wednesday!


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16 Responses to “What a tease.”

  1. Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) November 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m glad you had a nice break – hang in there with the upcoming week! Winter break will be here soon πŸ™‚

  2. healthydivaeats November 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Beautiful you are and beautiful family you have!! I am glad you enjoyed time with them over thanksgiving break! Yay for being winter break soon for you!

    Happy week love!

  3. Paige November 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Thanks for linking me! Mmm, I’d forgotten about those bars. I’ll have to make another batch here πŸ˜‰

  4. Alexandra November 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    You and your family are SO cute!!! And all of your eats, yet again, have made me drool like mad haha
    So glad you had such a fab break! Christmas will be here in no time– we can DO THIS!!! πŸ˜€

  5. allieksmith November 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Thanksgiving break was a TOTAL tease for me as well. I’m having a tough time getting back into the swing of things this week. I was laughing so hard at the pictures your cousin took HAHA!

  6. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate November 29, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Brussel sprouts are amazing πŸ™‚

  7. Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 29, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    Hehe I was -just- snacking on some prunes the other day and feeling like an old lady. But they’re tasty! No shame πŸ˜€ So glad to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I have to say that you’re looking absolutely beautiful! Hope the next few weeks fly by in no time!

  8. jessielovestorun November 29, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    Glad to hear you had such a great Thanksgiving w/ your family! Those snickerdoodle pancakes sound pretty darn amazing. I’m making the cinnamon bun ones tonight for dinner, and can hardly wait πŸ™‚

  9. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 29, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    Haha, I was just telling a friend the other day how I felt the weekend went by nice and slow…of course now that it’s over, I want to go back and do it all over again! Lol

    I’m SO glad you enjoyed the pancakes! They are definitely on my list of favorites that I’ve made lately! And now I have to check out those blueberry bars! Yum!

    Happy WIAW! πŸ™‚

  10. fitnwellmommy November 29, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    The snickerdoodle pancakes look pretty yummy! You cinnamon bun ones look good, too! I love making different kinds of pancakes, so I’ll be trying your recipes soon!

    By the way, I found your blog through WIAW and have enjoyed reading through it!

  11. Heather (@HealthHapHope) November 29, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving.Those Enchiladas looks amazing too!

  12. katalysthealth November 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    What a wonderful family πŸ™‚ And those enchiladaso sound BOMB!

  13. plateitnclimb November 30, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    Break went by WAY too fast! I LOVE mushrooms and Brussels sprouts and deff crave them so I think it’s normal lol πŸ˜€ Glad you had such a great break! 2 weeks!

  14. Devon @ Health in Equilibrium December 1, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    I seriously need to start baking more, and those bars look great! I always just see recipes and write them off if I don’t have the ingredients, but I never think of all the substitutions I could use!

  15. Paola Angeli December 2, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    i agree – thanksgiving break WAS a tease. but i love all your pictures and i hope u had a great break! your cousins are adorable.
    eats look great as usual! good luck with your finals πŸ™‚

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