Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tryptophan: 1; Tess: 0

I'm in a calorie coma. Like, so bad that I fell asleep and missed all of my [non-immediate] family as they left. We had all the goodies. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, biscuits, and a few others. Pie, of course. Pumpkin, cherry, and pecan.

There are a few things I've learned about Thanksgiving since becoming a [sort of] grown up:
1. Dark meat is better. It's more fatty, which means its moister and better tasting. White meat, no matter how you cook the turkey, is dry and bland.
2. Cranberry sauce goes with everything. Glob it on.
3. Having a hodge-podge of guests is fun. Better, even. Invite people who might not have family to be with. Invite that crazy lady from your ward. Invite your obscurest family. The regular crew is always good, but it is what it is: regular. Some new faces and stories will make even the smallest party more lively. Plus, they'll be really thankful for the invite.
4. Bigger plates.
5. Tryptophan in large doses makes you tired. But you'd have to eat a whole turkey to get the proper amount. What really makes you tired is the intake of thousands of calories. Your body is working to digest. There's actually more tryptophan in a chicken breast than in the typical amount of turkey on my plate.

Yesterday I made Oreo truffles which turned out great. They were a huge hit. Then this morning I made the Crispy and Thin Potato Bake, which also got eaten really fast. Personally, I thought it was bland. Maybe if I ever make it again, I'd make it more au Gratin style, with a creamy cheese sauce. Everything's better with a creamy cheese sauce.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Here's a little something to make you feel better about how much you ate.

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1 comment:

  1. The potato dish was NOT bland, it was delicious like french fries! If anything we could have ketchup but I vote no on a ketchup sauce.


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