Change of plans, folks. I was going to blog about my morning WOD, but as life happens, things don’t always go according to plan.
Late last night Dave came back the gym in near-screaming pain. The poor guy went to re-grip from a front squat to a jerk and dumped the barbell on this knee/quad. It wasn’t pretty and he ripped his favorite work out pants (salt on wound). To make matters worse, the barbell landed inches away from the knee he had surgery on a year ago (almost to the date).
I don’t do well with bad injuries – after destroying my knees playing soccer, I can’t even watch football replays when a guy injures himself – it makes me want to vom. I think last night I even asked Dave before I came over to help him, “Is this going to make me sick?” LOL, what a great girlfriend, right?
As you can imagine, I didn’t make it to the box this morning as planned, but here’s the WOD that I will be doing at some point:
- 400m run
- 15 DB thruster
- 10 chest to bar pull-up (scale to 10 pull ups or 10 ring rows as needed)
- Amrap 15min
Spicy! Anyways, I’m taking advantage of my free time to go shopping with my mom for our Thanksgiving dinner. I haven’t mentioned this before, but I’m hosting this year. Cray. I don’t know what I got myself into. Granted, it will be just Dave, my parents, sister, grandparents and uncle, but still — pressure’s on, people!
This is one of the first years that we’re not all going up to Chico, where my mom’s entire family gathers every year. I’m talking 20+ people in the past. My aunt and nana’s spread puts Paula to shame. It’s that good.
Needless to say, I need to step up my game.
So what’s a clean-eating girl to do? Well, the plan right now is serve up the traditional dishes and have some paleo options available.
Here’s what I’m thinking for our menu:
- Cheese plate with olives
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Goat cheese dates
- Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear
- Kale Crisps with Sea Salt and Lemon
- Spinach, Bacon, and Onion Dip
- Turkey (doy)
- Candied yams
- Green bean casserole
- Salad with feta and pecans
- Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Cranberry sauce
- Traditional dinner rolls
- Apple pie
- pumpkin pie
- Berry cobbler
- Pumpkin cheesecake?
Am I missing anything? Too much? LOL. As you can see, I’m trying to mixed it up so my family doesn’t protest the paleo options:
Don’t get me started on the table decor. My friend Liz and I have been brainstorming since July…I can’t wait to show you the final product.
Have you ever hosted Thanksgiving at your house? How did it go? And what’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?