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Tuesday and T-Day Prep

Hello, hello! I hope that you guys are enjoying the short holiday week and getting geared up for Thanksgiving. I’ve been in full-force planning mode and have all my recipes planned. I’m contributing roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts gratin, chocolate pecan pie and sweet potato cheesecake with marshmallow topping to the feast. Cannot wait to get busy in the kitchen!

Well, my alarm went off at 4:35 this morning.

And then I promptly reset it for 6 a.m. I had dreams of practicing ashtanga before my 7 a.m. class but there was no way that was happening. I woke up, groaned in pain and went back to sleep. My abs are so ridiculously sore from bootcamp on Sunday. I didn’t even feel slightly guilty for skipping yoga this morning. My body was giving me a clear “NO!”

Breakfast after teaching my 7 a.m. was plain nonfat Greek yogurt with pumpkin puree, pumpkin butter, banana, granola, dried cranberries and sunflower seed butter.

I had some downtime before my next class so I cleaned and bathed Sullie. She loves water but hates baths. This is her pitiful post-bath look. Pretty cute.

Late lunch after teaching another yoga class was a salad with tofu, roasted butternut squash, almonds, dried cranberries, and goat cheese. I am obsessed with the butternut squash + goat cheese combo. So good. I made a honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette for the dressing.

I taught afternoon yoga at Y2. I planned on staying after for a led meditation class but there was no way that was happening. I was in no state to meditate today. I ended up attending a power mixed class that a friend of mine from teacher training was teaching instead. It was just what I needed to let go of some stress + anxiety.

Brandon offered to pick up dinner and I happily took him up on that. We had spring rolls and vegetarian pho from Saigon Palace.

I love the veggie pho. It is packed with vegetables and tofu and they give you lots of topping options. I went with a squeeze of lime, bean sprouts and hot sauce.

We had a Groupon for 15 North Roadside Kitchen that was going to expire while we were gone for Thanksgiving so we decided to go out for dessert and a glass of wine tonight. We ordered the sweet potato cheesecake and were thrilled when it arrived with marshmallow topping. I immediately abandoned my plans to make a pumpkin tart and decided to recreate this cheesecake instead for Thanksgiving dessert!

I’m co-teaching “Butterball Bootcamp” (a pre-Thanksgiving 2 hour hot class) at Y2 tomorrow morning and then hitting to road for Atlanta. Excited to see my family!

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? If so, what are you making!?

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  • bethp262 November 23, 2011, 6:05 am

    That cheesecake looks yummy!
    My mom does the cooking but I always bake a pie: apple with a crumb top and caramel drizzle. It is delicious.

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate November 23, 2011, 6:24 am

    That dessert looks like heaven!

    I am making carrot cake this year 🙂

  • Tracy November 23, 2011, 7:24 am

    Your dessert looks amazing! And love all of the dishes you’re bringing to T-giving. We’re making mashed potatoes and apple pie…can’t wait!

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 23, 2011, 7:34 am

    That dessert looks awesome and I am not even a huge fan of marshmallows! So festive. We’re making a dairy free stuffing to take to my in laws Thanksgiving as some of the family has some dietary restrictions. Excited to try something new and crossing my fingers that it is not an epic fail. Ha! Have a great holiday!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad November 23, 2011, 7:42 am

    have a wonderful thanksgiving! we are going to my MIL’s….so no cooking here 🙂

  • Holly November 23, 2011, 7:53 am

    We are traveling so it’s difficult to bring/make much. I plan on making fresh cranberry sauce, a pecan pie and then brining brie/fruit/crackers for an appetizer. LOVE BRIE.

  • Emily@RunningPerspective November 23, 2011, 9:42 am

    yummm again you just made my mouth WATERRRR happy thanksgiving!!

  • Holly @ Pink Runner November 23, 2011, 9:57 am

    I like when you turn off your alarm and tell us. It makes me feel better about myself 🙂

  • JennyV November 23, 2011, 10:14 am

    I saw the tweeted picture of the cheesecake last night and immediately started drooling! It is such a unique little piece of cheesecake and totally holiday worthy. You’ll have to post the recipe 🙂

    As for my husband and I, we get to show up for Thanksgiving — no dishes for us! (Is our family telling us something — ha!) Actually, I will be helping my mom with homemade dinner rolls and a dessert or two tonight as we’re going to spend the night there.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband!

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets November 23, 2011, 10:32 am

    We are not cooking or traveling, instead I have a Turkey Trot and then we plan on crashing and watching the parade then going out for dinner at one of Savannah’s hotels, like The Hyatt. They offer a fancy Thanksgiving dinner to locals, plus its no cooking or cleaning for me!

  • Courtney @ Cookin Up Life November 23, 2011, 10:58 am

    I am usually in charge of bringing a veggie… usually asparagus but since I am a member of a CSA this year and have root veggies growing out of my ears I think I will roast some beets and carrots and then attempt a sweet potato souffle 🙂
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Ash November 23, 2011, 11:02 am

    I’m making a chocolate cream pie, carrot puff, pumpkin pie w/vanilla whipped cream and your pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I CANNOT wait to get home and start baking!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Heather @ girlyeverafter November 23, 2011, 11:08 am

    My golden looks the exact way after a bath. It’s so funny because if she was swimming she’s fine with water, but a bath, no way.

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 23, 2011, 11:26 am

    Way to listen to your body. 🙂 The eats looks great. I’m going to have to check out Saigon Palace!

  • Alaina November 23, 2011, 4:02 pm

    That cheesecake looks amazing!

    I’m making the cranberry sauce and a pumpkin coffee cake! Yummy!! Have a great thanksgiving!!

  • She Rocks Fitness November 23, 2011, 4:37 pm

    We are keeping it simple this year and I’m totally okay with that! It’s just 4 of us on Nantucket and I’d rather be no other place. I’m more excited about being up here, the weather clearing, some nice runs, and just relaxing. Safe travels and happy Thanksgiving! PS: That dessert looks awesome. YUM!

  • Heather @ Run Eat Play November 24, 2011, 10:50 am

    All that food looks so yummy! For Thanksgiving I’m making cranberry sauce, carrots, and cookies. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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