Trip Start Sep 30, 2008
18Trip End Feb 17, 2009
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Herb Roasted Turkey ~ Roasted turkey rubbed with sage, thyme and parsley served with Turkey Gravy
Herb Crusted Tenderloin of Beef ~ Served with Mushroom Demi-Glace and Horseradish Sauce
Savory Vegetable Napoleons with Tofu ~ Served over Apricot Quinoa
Baked Potatoes ~ Baked with New Zealand Sea Salt and Served with Sour Cream, Chives & Bacon Bits
Whipped Sweet Potato Soufflé
Traditional Sage Dressing (with Turkey)
Green Bean Casserole
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Spicy Shrimp Cocktail
Gourmet Relish Tray
Assortment of Domestic Cheeses
Sweet Dinner Rolls
And of course everyone's favorite - Dessert
White Chocolate Pistachio Cheesecake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Vanilla Crème Brulee
Raspberry White Chocolate Victoria Pastry
As you can imagine we were completely stuffed by the time the meal was over! It was nice to be able to enjoy the meal with friends and not have to rush off to work afterwards...a much different experience from being a DA last year. But we did our duty and volunteered to adopt other DA's so they could enjoy a break and we could have some fun in the dish room burning off some of those extra calories!
Another way to burn off some calories during the holiday is to participate in the Turkey Trot 5k Marathon...although it is usually held in the morning before the meal. Neither of us participated in the marathon, but we give props to those who get up early and run 5k across the sea ice in order to "win" a cool t-shirt! Maybe someday we will be inspired to participate...but I wouldn't hold your breath!
After our DA duty we gathered at a friend's room to watch some football, play some games, and enjoy the rest of the day just being lazy! We spent the rest of the evening snacking on left-over Thanksgiving dinner treats and planning on how lazy we were going to be on the second day of our holiday weekend!
(This season Thanksgiving will be our only 2 day holiday since Christmas will be celebrated on the actual day instead of over a 2 day weekend.)