Monday, November 23, 2009

Is That a Pumpkin?

Today when I was stress-eating my persimmon, I remembered people in high school and college always asking me if I was eating a pumpkin, one of the people included my last boss, who nearly drove me to insanity.

I am also proud to say that I have eaten an entire butternut squash today- of course not in one sitting, but at lunch and dinner.  I'm not sure if proud is a good word for it, but it happened.

The blob on the left is wasabi- it tastes good on everything and makes me wish I wasn't born all at the same time!  Mmmmm wasabi!
I also indulged in my new favorite food- Fancy Medjool dates.

Not only were they worth the $4 I paid for them, but also worth the 'date' jokes I got from the burly Trader Joe's cashier who was trying to show me where they were in the store.  I appreciated the effort.
I had them with a smear of this magic:

I'm so glad that Monday/Wednesday is over and it's time to move on to Tuesday/Thursday!  I'm getting really excited for Thanksgiving and we have lots of celebrating to do!  On Thursday we are keeping it low key and celebrating our first Thanksgiving together as a little family, Friday will be spent with my parents, and Saturday will be spent with the hubby's family.  I am only cooking for Thursday, so there is not much pressure on me!

I'm keeping it simple and here is my Thanksgiving Menu (so far):
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts
  • Homemade sourdough stuffing
  • Fall mixed greens salad (with pomegranate arils, persimmons, apples)
  • The smallest turkey ever 
  • Appetizers, cranberry sauce, and dessert- all TBD
Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year?  What's your favorite thing to make/eat?
I heart roasted veggies, and cranberry sauce- lots of cranberry sauce!  I also attack the desserts like crazy too!

17 comments:

A Toronto girl out West said...

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Devan Geselle. N said...

oooh I love roasted veggies!
i need to try wasabi on mah squash <3 oooh maybe with ginger too!?

haha, a permison for a pumpkin ? too funny.

Gina said...

Sourdough stuffing? Man does that sounds good! I'm making an asparagus dish this week, and my aunt, uncle and parents are doing the rest, muahaha!


I love Wasabi too, by the way, I always ask for extra!

Katie ♥ said...

Hey!!!! no im not a vegetarian , but I dont eat alot of meat, i do love fish and chix but have not been eating it lately!! I need to !! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!! xoxo

Mari said...

I can't wait to for Thanksgiving! I love walking into my mom's apt and smelling all the differet aromas, yuuuuuuuums!

I am in charge of the cheesecake...you know I make it every year lol

*Naomi* said...

I want to get some dates today and my homemade lara bars!!!!

sourdough stuffing sounds fabulous!!

Anne Marie said...

I love dates-they are so delicious! I'm not cooking this year, but I am making a dessert to bring to my mom's house. My favorite thing is the stuffing. It's always so good!

Mom on the Run said...

I have been looking for a good "deal" on the dates. I really enjoy them with nutella but can't spend the money they want on them.

Our menu is pretty basic. I am bringing butternut squash risotto but my mom is cooking the rest.

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Lauren said...

I love those T.J.'s medjool dates! Oh, and eating an entire butternut squash in one day is absolutely something to be proud of... just think of all the nutrients you put into your body :).

Missy said...

I love wasabi! I didn't start eating it till a year ago but it is great in soy sauce! I am not making Thanksgiving dinner. My mom does it all but I do want to bring something!

findinghappinessandhealth said...

the thanksgiving menu sounds great! lovee roasted vegetables

xoxo
shelley

kalin (eating machine) said...

i love veggies and gravy... theyre my favorite parts!
and a piece of pie is nice too

brandi said...

that menu sounds great!

and roasted veggies are the best.

Melissa said...

I had to laugh when you said you were stress eating a persimmon. What a healthy food to eat when you're under stress! :o)

lesley lifting life said...

Haha, I've never tried a persimmon but I need to! It really DOES look like a pumpkin in that picture though, that's funny.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Thanksgiving is over in Canada, but I love cooking and baking pretty much anything and everything! I am having a big Christmas party next weekend, and I go all out with the food! I can't wait!!!

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