Thankfully there was no intense Thanksgiving “hangover” when I woke up this morning. Everyone seemed to be in good spirits still. And it appears that Cody might be the most exhausted out of everyone!
I mentioned making breakfast and my dad requested one of whatever I was having. Of course I had to whip up hot cereal! For 2 servings:
- 1/2c Bob’s Red Mill gluten free hot cereal
- 2/3c almond milk
- 1c plus a few splashes of water
- 1T chia seeds
- generous 1/2c fresh blueberries
I brought the milk and water to boil and then stirred in the cereal and turned down the heat. After a few minutes of stirring I added in the chia seeds and cinnamon. A couple of minutes later I added the berries and a bit more water to make the cereal creamier and stirred until the berries softened and the grains thickened up.
I topped both bowls with a drizzle of peanut butter and a spoonful of leftover cranberry sauce (that has pecans and mandarin oranges in it). Mmmm – this bowl was great and my dad was pretty impressed with the flavors!
We then headed out to do some Black Friday shopping. We don’t do the hardcore 4am wake up calls but for the last couple of years we’ve found our way to the mall to take advantage of some sales. My dad suggested a day off from the gym and I concurred, saying we’d get our exercise from walking the mall. Not one to miss a beat, he replied he’d rather be on a treadmill than doing the treadMALL thing but he got dragged along anyways
I made a to-go bowl of leftovers: brussels, cauliflower, acorn squash, cornbread stuffing and a drop of cranberry sauce.
After a few hours of walking the mall and popping into 2 other stores we wrapped up our adventure at Whole Foods. While picking up a few items we also got a little hot bar snack since we were hungry once again. I got kale, golden beets, some lentil salad with onion and cranberries, and some black beans.
Cody and I just got back from a walk and it might be nap and TV time for a bit with the fam
Do you get excited for Black Friday? What do you do instead if you avoid the malls?