Thanksgiving Day I was determined to not do any studying or schoolwork but just relax and enjoy the holiday. I kicked off the morning with a little baking; this granola recipe is slightly addicting and tastes absolutely delicious. I tweaked it a little bit adding in some sliced almonds and hemp seeds, and about 1/2 tsp of almond extract for a little extra almond flavor. I bumped up the nutmeg a notch too, with a couple extra cranks of my grinder.
Mix everything together:
Bake at 300F for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven, add the dried fruit, and let cool.
I spent Thanksgiving at my boss’s house with his family. I’m lucky to have such a great work family – all my coworkers are older women and are such a blast to work with and hear gossip from!
My boss, me and his wife.
After lunch, me and my boss:
They really went to a lot of trouble for me, being gluten-free, and picky ;) They picked up a couple slices of free-range turkey just for me because of my ethical beliefs when it comes to eating animals. They also used GF flour in recipes that called for flour, and picked up some hummus and GF crackers (not shown). Plus a whole pineapple upside-down cake that was GF that I got to take home. :)
My plate with samplings of just about everything: sweet potato casserole (had seconds with dessert it was so good), mashed potatoes, cranberry jelly-sauce, turkey, cole slaw, peas, noodles with browned butter, and broccoli casserole.
If only I’d remembered to photograph the cake. I sliced it up and froze the slices to enjoy as I please. And I got to take home some leftovers of everything. ‘Twas perfect!
What was the best part of your Thanksgiving? Did you participate in Black Friday shopping?
I may have bought myself an early Christmas present! I’m sure some of you can guess, as I was asking you questions. Everyone else will have to wait until it comes in the mail later this week. I’m super pumped about it though! :)
P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to enter the Endangered Species chocolate giveaway.