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Recent eats

First and foremost…

Happy Birthday to my little sister, Hannah! She turned 14 today.

Rock on little Hannah!

I feel so blessed to be as close as I am with my sister. Here’s some pictures from when we were “youngsters.”For Hannah’s birthday my family + Jimmy + her boyfriend are all going out to eat and then to a baseball game. Fun stuff! I’m also (in the process of) making her a giant cookie cake 🙂

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Recent Eats:

Pork chops. I was out to eat at Eat N Park and had a random craving for them. Now I’ve been getting them the past few times I’ve went out to eat. Eggs. With salt & pepper. They were supposed to be scrambled, but I guess I didn’t really scramble them.Zucchini-banana bread. Recipe to come very soon!Lunch with my momma. We went to the Cheesecake Factory and had bread, some seafood/avocado appetizer, and salmon + taco salad. It was fun to spend time with my mom. Baked honey tofu. I can post a recipe if anyone is interested, but it’s really simple. Very tasty though 🙂Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, random. It hit the spot though! I made roasted turkey, stuffing, & crescent rolls. Also included: canned gravy and pumpkin muffins. Yummm.Mom’s chili. Always a favorite.

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Bible verse of the day: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Thanksgiving

Hello hello! Thanksgiving was a success! Whoop whoop. I cannot tell you how nervous I was to be cooking a full meal for other people that weren’t my immediate family. I had a headache at the beginning of the day and I felt sick from nerves. Now that it is all over, I can’t believe how worried I was. Silly.

I woke up around 7AM and went for a chilly 35 degree run to clear my head. I spiced and oiled the 21lb turkey then put it in the oven at 10:30 for 4.5 hours at 350 degrees.

This was after it had been in for about an hour.

The popper popped and I took it out around 3:00PM.

Jimmy came over around 1:00 and helped me peel potatoes, set the table, and do little last minute type chores before his dad, brother, and sister arrived.

Jimmy’s dad carved the turkey while I finished up making the stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, and pulled the green bean casserole out of the oven. Jimmy’s sister, Laura, helped him roll out crescent rolls and we put those in the oven and sat down for a prayer and then dug in around 3:30pm.

After dinner we had coffee, cookies, and pie. Then we had some fun! We played cards, Just Dance 2, and Twister. We also watched Punkin Chunkin; that was a really funny TV show!

We played Blackjack with fake money from the board game Life.

Just Dance 2

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Watching the Dallas Cowboys win on Thanksgiving was pretty amazing! I had such an awesome day and I felt so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving family!

Today is black Friday and you couldn’t pay me to go near a mall, sorry. I’m cleaning up the house today and studying and then going bowling later tonight!

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!