Friday, November 27, 2009
Hope the you and yours had an awesome Thanksgiving! The above photo is PROOF that I made TWO (count 'em: T-W-O) pumpkin pies for our festivities.
The one on the right is completely home made. Except for the canned pumpkin. Err...and Pillsbury crust. But everything else was from our kitchen, I swear.
On the left, we've got the "canned" pumpkin spiced version - essentially you just add evaporated milk and two (slightly) beaten eggs. The foil was my own touch - I didn't want my crust to burn. Hey - I've come this far... I might as well get it right. Right?
(Personally, I'm going for the home made version. The batter seriously tasted mucho better...not that I sampled a lot. But I'm just sayin'. Nathaniel will pick the eventual winner)
In other news - I'm excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with Nathaniel (on Friday). As he was working all day, I went solo. Which really wasn't that bad, as the house is miraculously clean, I got caught up on blogs, got some writing done, AND made TWO pumpkin pies. So there you go.
And lest I forget... Proof that hell hath indeed frozen over: I actually went OUT for a bike ride today. Under my own power. All by myself. And it wasn't directed by my coach. THAT in and of itself is a Thanksgiving miracle. Especially since - the week before Ironman Hawaii - I swore that I wouldn't ride my bike for 3+ months after the race.
Suffice to say... I got through six weeks, and just couldn't help myself. I had to get out for fun.
Naturally I had to document the event, as the proof is in the pudding (so to speak). In all seriousness, I had a blast bringing my camera, really enjoyed the OPEN roads on Camp Pendleton, and loved the feeling of the bike running under me. It was a great way to spend time on Thanksgiving.
(So really - in addition to everything else... I'm thankful for my bike)
Here's wishing that YOU had a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Shadows from behind palm trees