Saturday, November 17, 2007

First Thanksgiving Meal--A Success

Today was my Thanksgiving with my family. We will be spending actual Thanksgiving in Alabama w/Mike's family, so today we celebrated early. I wasn't too concerned about difficulties staying OP today, because I knew exactly what we would be having, and I was confident that I'd make good decisions.

And I'll have you know that I did quite well! I only had a granola bar before our big meal.... it wasn't that I was trying to starve until our late lunch, but I was literally cooking the whole time!

So, here was what was on my plate:

Turkey (2 points)
Potatoes (3 points)
Sweet Potatoes (1 point)
Corn (2 points)
Stuffing (2 points)
Gravy (1 point)
Green Bean Casserole (1 point)
1/2 Roll (1 point)
Pumpkin Fluff (1 point)
Mini Pumpkin Tarts (1 point)
Grand Total: 15 points

Considering that I get 36 points per day, that was less than half my day... VERY successful!

The pumpkin tarts mentioned above.... they were a last minute concoction. When I was buying cool whip at the store, they had these little phyllo dough cups next to the cool whip in the freezer section... they were pretty small, only 15 to a package, and they held 1-2 tbsp of the pumpkin fluff... so I made those in addition to my plain pumpkin fluff. There were some left over, and I'm going to try microwaving them for a few seconds to see what they'd be like warm. Very yummy! I will also consider using those phyllo cups for other appetizers. They're 35 calories for 2 cups. Not too bad!


Lynn said...

Congrats on successfully getting through the holiday!!!

Heather said...

Great job! its wonderful you could still enjoy the foods that you love and have a great time.


That sounds seriously yummy. Now I'm hungry. :)

Chubby Chick said...

Way to go, Teale! You rock!

Anonymous said...

You did great!