Yes, it is worth taking the time…

to make the right decisions.

Was it the easiest thing to do? No. Did I get up at the crack of dawn to get it done? Yes. Worth it in the end? Absolutely.

Today was the annual “Thanksgiving Meal” at work. A gluttony of starch, coma inducing turkey and enough fat to keep a hibernating bear happy for a long time. Tables of desserts, mac and cheese, potatoes 19 ways and rolls….which I need to avoid to lessen my rolls.  I shared with you in a previous post about how amazingly supportive my co-worker and friend Scott was joining me in solidarity for this meal. I did not want to serve him some gross, flavorless lunch. What I made was pretty tasty and while I had to get up very early to get it all done it was well, well worth it. I thought I would share the menu, some pics and the recipes with you today! It’s not technically Thanksgiving yet, but I am learning that everyday is a day for me to give thanks and I am very grateful for this meal and the friend who sat by  me to enjoy it…far, far away from the pumpkin pies….


The menu for our lunch:

Buttermilk soaked crispy oven “fried” chicken

Sweet Potato+Yukon+Cauliflower Mash

Caramelized Leeks with Sauteed Asparagus with Shallot goat cheese

*Click on each item to get to the recipe information.




1 Comment

  1. Kate E. says:

    Considering how clean his plate it, I highly doubt he had to choke anything down! Way to go, Lori! 🙂

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