I’m tired

Today I cooked:
-Roasted asparagus soup
-Maple glazed acorn squash
-Sage and lemon stuffed turkey
-Cranberry sauce
-Apple gravy
-Mashed potatoes
-Wild rice
-Green bean casserole (made the french fried onions from scratch)
-Garlic collard greens
-Cornbread stuffing (yup, even baked the bread myself)
-Caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake (oh, the crust? Not a pre-bought shell – I made it)
-Apple crisp

All by myself (I literally wouldn’t let my mom set foot in the kitchen to get a glass of water – I got it for her), all from scratch, and everything came out absolutely perfect and delicious. I am SO proud of myself, and I think I finally have a very good excuse to be tired :)

Leave your e-mail if you want any of the recipes and I’ll send you my top secret Thanksgiving organizational spreadsheet that I made to help me get it all done flawlessly.


  1. that sounds fantastic – I want ALL the recipes (and your super spreadsheet).

    And after a marathon, too! AWESOME!

    gazellesoncrack (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. YUMM!! I want the cheesecake and stuffing recipes, please :)

  3. Yummy! I’d love your recipes…

    mom2shoo (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Pictures please!!

  5. Wow, that is amazing. What time did you have to get up to cook all that???

  6. You made the onions from scratch? How long did it take to make your feast? You rock! I would love the cheesecake recipe.

  7. yummy. I really want to know how to make those onions from scratch. I am a recipe whore, so bring ’em on! pslisarg at hotmail dot com.

    I’m impressed at how much you cooked.

  8. Whoa – that menu is beyond impressive!

    Please tell me you at least used the ready-to-use collard greens.

    joyrun609 at gmail dot com

  9. That all sounds wonderful! Great job! Any pics?

  10. I bow down to thee. :)

  11. I’ve come to the conclusion that you are absolutly CRAZY! lol. (From scratch? Really?! Impressive!) I’d love the recipe for the caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake…it sounds awesome! And the cornbread too.

    (quarterlifegirl at gmail)

  12. How many people did you pack into a Manhattan apartment? It must have been a crowd with a menu like that. Holy cow. You SHOULD be proud. My first 10 Thanksgiving meals were varying shades of disaster.

    Great race report. Hope you’re on the mend.

  13. Yummy! You are impressive. All that after a marathon. You should be tired!! Recipes, please :) kwhitlock at bellsouth dot net

  14. holy cow!! I can’t even believe you did it all from scratch..no wonder you’re exhausted.

  15. I am beyond impressed! I wanna see pictures!!!

  16. your mom let you devise your own thanksgiving menu? I made thaksgiving this year and had to cater to everyone’s whim and desire for old stand-bys which meant BORING. lucky you.

    Cheescake recipe, please.

  17. Between the marathon running and marathon cooking in your twenties, what in the world are you going to come up with to do in your thirties and forties? :)

  18. WOWOWOW! All of that after a marathon???? You TOTALLY rock!!
    mcicci76 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. what a menu!! completely impressed – I would love the cheesecake recipe. brownlaur@gmail.com

  20. Recipes AND a spreadsheet!?!?! Yes please!

    bethlynn17 (at) yahoo.


  21. Do you EVER rest!?! Yummmmy…and awesome job in Atlanta!

    (I’m thinking about Grandma’s Marathon in June, have you done Minnesota yet?)

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