Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap


My Thanksgiving started with a very shivery 5k walk with my big sister, Brandy, while my nephew ran the whole thing again! Austin & his clan ran ahead as well. I saw tons of old friends and enjoyed talking with my sis the whole way. 

Once I got home I (reluctantly) iced my knee and admired Britni's gorgeous decorations.


After showering and changing into more holiday-appropriate clothing, I took pictures of everyone. I was so excited to have all the fam together -- not to mention I had about four sugar-free pies waiting to be consumed by this guy.


First, the lactose & sugar-free blueberry cheesecake.


Silken tofu is the best invention ever (as far as vegan cooking goes at least). All blended in a regular old blender.


Then came the pumpkin pies (I made them two different ways, but I'll show off my fave).


I put this bad boy in the oven looking like this:


Then after writing this blog post, I took it out looking like this..


Woops.. I just did my best to keep the burned parts out of the mix. Here are my ingredient substitutions:


Lastly I made my lactose-free chocolate mousse pie.


Here's all the delicious desserts together


Then once all the eating, eating & more eating was done... Ziggy helped with the dishes.


She's very helpful. 

I got to enjoy a second dinner at Austin's family's house, chill by a bonfire at Jessica's and then spent the night on the town with a great friend in the Marines who's just home for the weekend. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did. 

5 comments:

  1. I need to do the Turkey Trot one of these years! Those desserts look fabulous! Are you vegan?

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  2. what a great day and the recap is great too.

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  3. Looks fun! I would love to run a 5k someday!

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  4. Mai, I am not actually vegan, but I am severely lactose intolerant, so I try to find as many dairy-free baked goods as possible! :)

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