Hello! I’m currently in Napa. My parents are watching basketball-not really my thing. I’m all about baseball! But the Warriors are currently making history so that’s cool.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’ve had a great week so far.
Tuesday I picked up my Turkey Trot bib!
I also went to home Crossfit, which is always fun! The WOD was a length chipper: 100 double unders, 50 deadlifts (95#), 50 burpees, 50 kb swings.
For dinner, we had a crockpot meal-chicken caccitore! Served over a bed of spinach.
I also made some persimmon bread. I used my classic banana bread recipe, but substituted 6 peeled and blended persimmons.
Wednesday was spent at a killer spin class, and then relaxing with my kitty. He’s a fan of my heated blanket!
For dinner, we made salad with persimmons and goat cheese, and then a spaghetti squash “macaroni” and cheese. Topped with lightly roasted tomatoes and basil.
My Thanksgiving began with a 10k Turkey Trot! This is my 3rd year doing the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. It’s the biggest in the world!
It was quite chilly-low 30s on the drive up. I came prepared.
A minute before the race started, I dropped my layers minus some ear warmers and gloves.
This race was fun! I tried to keep a pace that was challenging but not so uncomfortable that the race wouldn’t be fun. 2 days ago I realized I ran this race 2 minutes faster than I had been thinking. I remembered 1/3 of the way into the race was that was because my last 10k over the summer was at that slower pace! I realized this as I was cruising at a much faster pace than that haha.
30 seconds faster than last year-I’ll take it!
After the race, we had a snack and then cleaned up before heading up to Napa.
We met my grandpa and uncle there, and then it was time for the buffet!
The highlight, as always, was the butternut squash soup. It’s ridiculously creamy and tastes just like fall. My salad plate featured vegetarian sushi, beet salad which I added goat cheese to, and some cheeses with grapes and honey.
I didn’t catch a picture of my main plain but I has some turkey, mashed potatoes, a taste of sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and roasted carrots.
Dessert was exciting as always.
My dessert was the inside of white chocolate cranberry cheesecake, the inside of pumpkin pie, chocolate covered strawberries, and a little chocolate cup with raspberry mousse.
After the big meal, we gelled out in our hotel room watching The Good Wife.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?