Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving and Deep Frying

*Sorry in advance for the blurry picture quality. These were all taken with my crappy phone camera because I am too lazy to bring my real one.

I hope that everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was pretty good. It began with "Thanksgiving dinner" at my grandmother's house on Wednesday, with the usual Thanksgiving staples of barbecue, baked beans, and potato chips.

And it was followed by the classic Thanksgiving dessert, an icee from the gas station.

We really couldn't get any more traditional. Afterwards, my dad and I had a lot of fun aggravating the cat. 

"The bunny ears might be funny now, but
you'll regret them when I claw up this leather
sofa later."

On Thanksgiving morning, I got up and set out on my own 3 mile turkey trot to get good and hungry for lunch at my mother's step-father's son's (say that 3 times fast) house, which was about 2 hours away. After lunch there, I drove another 2 hours to Zach's house (ugh, so much driving) to eat dinner with his family. They had a fancy turkey with gluten-free stuffing and everything. I was impressed.

I ate leftovers for breakfast this morning. It was delicious.

We opted not to try to deal with the crazy black Friday shoppers last night and instead braved the streets around 12pm today. I found possibly the best purchase ever at the running store up here, Zensah compression sleeves for 25% off! 

These are obviously not my legs, but this is what they look like.

I am super excited to have finally found some compression gear, and I have been wearing them all day to help with my tendonitis (and because they are new and make me look bad ass, I won't lie). They feel soooo good. It's like a bear hug for your calves. I am hoping that I can participate in the 5k next week with the healing powers of compression. I can also pretend I am a hard core runner now.

The other most awesome purchase of the day is something every health-conscious couple needs, a deep fryer.

Where have you been all my life?

This is really exciting, because now I can have all the things I have missed out on due to my gluten allergy, like chicken fingers, donuts, and deep fried snickers. And of course, I had to make some chicken fingers tonight. Plus some sweet potato fries, because nothing goes better with grease than grease.

All I did to make the chicken fingers was roll chicken tenderloins in egg and then in gluten-free bisquick. The sweet potato fries came prepackaged, lazy-style. And then I ate a package of snow man peeps to get into the Christmas spirit. I have really fallen off the healthy bandwagon today... good thing this is not a healthy eating blog.

Speaking of Christmas, I need to set up my little 1 foot tall Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I am glad my tuition bill came in just in time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Everyone is getting tin foil sculptures this year, wrapped in my Pchem homework with bows made out of dental floss. Okay, maybe I'm not quite that desperate, but just in case, let me know if you see any tin foil on sale.

Hope everyone else is getting excited for Christmas!


  1. Yes, I'm getting so excited for Christmas and your thanksgiving looked nice:) I've heard a lot of great things about the compression gear and helping your shins and muscles not be so sore.

  2. i just pictured someone trying to make tin foil sculptures with the off-brand foil. that stuff is the worst! if you're gonna do it, you've gotta spring for the reynold's wrap!! :)