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Mexican Thanksgiving

February 7, 2010

I had a fabulous work-free weekend starting with my best friend coming to see me and ending with a Super Bowl party.  Can’t complain!

Saturday Breakfast


Erewhon Brown Rice cereal with a milk base of a soymilk spinach blend.  Not as good as it sounds, but it did the trick.

The cereal is really good – kind of like Rice Krispies but not at all sweet.  I’m not crazy about sweet cereals.

Plus a smoothie because cereal is really only good for munching – not good for keeping me full.


  • soymilk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • more spinach
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 T. flaxseed

And the rest of Saturday…

…flew by like all Saturdays do.

I have few pictures, but there was a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar while shopping at heaven on earth (aka Whole Foods) and a frozen Indian Amy’s while blow-drying my hair so we could go out. 

We went to a very cool wine bar – Mercy – in Addison and literally closed the bar down.  There is nothing like gabbing with your best friend when you haven’t seen her in almost 4 months! Not quite sure how we made it home, but I’m thankful our cabbie was an honest guy. 


Sunday Funday

I woke up with the world’s worst hangover, which is rather unsurprising given how many glasses of fabulous wine we put away.   Some Excedrin and water and a nap and I felt like I maybe could face the day without throwing up.

Matt was the world’s best husband and made us breakfast.


Scrambled eggs with green chiles and onions and topped with fresh salsa and mexican cheese blend.

Since carbs are a hangover healer, I also had a toasted Kinnikinnick english muffin with cream cheese.


I may not be able to have bagels anymore, but I need something to be a cream cheese delivery vehicle.  🙂

We sat around the house chatting for hours today before she had to drive back to OKC.  I really wish we didn’t live so far apart – there’s nothing better than good times with good friends.

I had a PB Cookie Larabar while we were prepping Super Bowl party aka Mexican Thanksgiving food.


And then it was party time!



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Guac, chipotle black bean, tomato salsa, and tomatillo salsa. 

The main course was 2 types of turkey casseroles:  one with green chile sour cream sauce and the other with red enchilada sauce, both homemade.  We had 2 turkeys still in the freezer from T-day (we went a little turkey-buying crazy) and decided the best way to use one was to invite people over to help eat it.  If it had been June, we would have just done another traditional T-day dinner, but being February, few people want to eat stuffing and cranberry sauce again this soon.

So we did it Mexican style and made casseroles that could be stuffed into taco shells as filling or eaten on its own (which I did, being corn-free and all).


I had a little of everything:  guac, salsa, tomatillo salsa, red enchilada casserole and green chile casserole with Nut Thins.

And I just ate a fabulous Scharffen Berger almond chocolate bar for dessert while everyone else ate some (gluteny) chocolate cake.

Did anyone see the Leno-Oprah-Letterman commercial where they’re all sitting on the couch watching the game?  Wouldn’t it have been great if Conan walked in and said:  “Hey Leno, you’re in my spot?”

Since the game is almost over, did your team win?  How was your weekend?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2010 5:30 AM

    I didn’t watch but your mexican thanksgiving looks great 😀

  2. February 8, 2010 6:49 AM

    Glad you had a blast with your friend (and lived through the hangover ;)). What a fabulous spread for super bowl. Love the two different casseroles. We said the SAME thing when we saw that commercial.

  3. dee permalink
    December 14, 2010 9:29 AM


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