“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”

~ Rabbi Harold Kushner ~

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  And your holiday meal was shared with loved ones.  Although most of the time conscience eating and good habits follow us throughout the day, Thanksgiving is one of those days when stretchy pants are must!  Such great food to be had.  Caution and discipline usually goes out the window this time of year.  

When holiday cooking, I do not skimp on the butter!  By golly; our family stuffing recipe is about half butter, the rest white bread, with a sprinkle of raisins, and a dusting of celery.  I do think the original recipe called for Parkay…..LOL!  I have never counted my calories for this meal, only enjoying the family recipes, banter and cooking process.  And once my stomach was full and the meal past, curiosity drove me to check out what some estimate the calorie count for the Thanksgiving meal.  Here is the first article I ran across. 

A couple of stats:

  • The average Thanksgiving meal is 3,000 calories

  • The average amount of fat one consumes is 229 grams of fat

And there my internet perusing came to a screeching halt.  Curiosity killed the cat!

Why dampen my beloved holiday with calories, what to cut out, and blah blah blah?  I just couldn’t continue as there are several weeks to go this holiday season. And I know the boys in my family will want shortbread, iced cookies, pie, and popcorn for movie time!  And I will enjoy all of our family traditions and cooking all of their holiday favorites, without guilt….truthfully with moderation, but still enjoying.  

Although, I may do a little more cardio jump board to burn a couple of extra calories! 

See you in the studio,


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