I still can’t believe the year is coming to an end soon. It always seems like its summer, then my kids are back in school and then the Holidays are upon us!
This week I have been especially busy. I once again overextended myself in offering to bake things for charity, collect items for a needy family and deliver them, project manager for the fall girl scout troop candy fundraiser, working full time and then taking care of my Mom’s cats while she is away on vacation. Phew!
Luckily I am off for a 4 day weekend and I am super excited about that. I love spending time at home with my family, cooking, baking, staying in my pajamas as long as possible. And my husband’s side of the family is gathering together on Saturday for what will be my Mother-in-Laws last Thanksgiving with us. She is very ill, her health failing, so people are coming in from all over to make probably the most special Thanksgiving we’ve had. She’s 86 years old, and I know there are a lot of people who have horrible mother-in-law stories, but I was blessed with an awesome one! She’s always loved me like her daughter and I am so lucky for that!
So this Thanksgiving, be thankful of the family you have, because you never know if that could be the last one with them. Enjoy the food, the conversation and great time!
Are you still looking for Thanksgiving last minute recipes? I’ve recently begun reading Jennifer Iserloh’s blog. She is known as “The Skinny Chef” making foods that taste good, but are good for you. She has a post today with awesome Thanksgiving recipes. CLICK HERE to check those out.
Also, in case you were wondering how to make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight, go on over to my brother Charlie’s blog. He’s figured out how to enjoy a FULL thanksgiving meal….for only 100 calories. How? CLICK HERE to read about that.
AND, if you are carving a turkey for the first time this year, FOOD TV has a great video clip giving you some tips so you look like a pro CLICK HERE to check it out.
And, my sister is experimenting with a gluten free diet, and I recently met Betsy who has a GREAT and informative blog called Gluten Free Betsy, so if that’s something you are considering, or know someone who is has a gluten sensitivity, it’s definitely a great starting point.
Enjoy your day before Thanksgiving prep!! Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy and relax a little too!