Greetings From Central New York


That’s right—I’m back in CNY for Turkey Day.

The past few days have revolved around organizing, packing, and doing laundry, and I took the train home yesterday.  One of the benefits of freelancing/not having a full-time “big-girl” job includes getting a jump-start on holiday travel, so I beat the rush.  No complaints here!  Oh, and in somewhat-related news, operation clean out the fridge went pretty well.

Two things:  First, that is not my can of Dr. Diet Pepper.  Someone (*cough* mom *cough*) left it when they visited.  Second, I craved and had to buy more almond milk.  I almost had a one-trip-to-the-grocery-store week.


My mom asked what I wanted for my first meal back home, and there was no hesitation—spicy shrimp with cilantro and lime.



I tried to make a modified two-ingredient pancake this morning and failed miserably.

Whoops.  It still tasted good, though.


I ate an early lunch today of leftover chicken and green beans, plus an unpictured apple.

Aside from the food front, I don’t have too much to report.  I spent the afternoon running some Thanksgiving-related errands; nothing too exciting.  We host Turkey Day every year, and we have 17 people coming.  Actually, in the words of my mom we “have only 17 people” attending; most years, we get more than 20!  Thank you, large Irish-Italian-Roman-Catholic family.

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

23 responses to “Greetings From Central New York

  1. so fun you host thanksgiving. you are making me so ready to be home. my fridge is down to carrots, I wish I was lying. who knows what I will muster up for dinner tonight.

  2. Love those views of good ol’ lake country, I miss it out there. Is that flaxseed meal in the fridge? I keep that at room temperature….is that bad?? haha

  3. I love that Thanksgiving is almost here! I’m headed to my uncles house after I run my Turkey Trot! Can’t wait!

  4. Glad you made it home safely! I hope you have a great holiday with your family 🙂

  5. Looks like a beautiful area. I am baking the pies and will be at my parents house on Thursday.

  6. I think Central New York is going on my list of places I need to see!

  7. I had a blonde-moment while reading the title and thought this was going to be a post about Central Park for some reason. haha. Oops!
    I’m really glad you made it home safely!! I love that all of my favourite Americans are going to be so happy for the next few days!

  8. I’m still trying hard to find any resemblance of a pancake there 🙂

    Enjoy every minute with the family and happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Yum! Looks like an awesome semi getaway! And oh that shrimp!

  10. Your food shots are always so lovely. I’m impatient and have the need for the instant self-gratification of chowing down right away….blogger fail on my part. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!

  11. Just clipped a $2 coupon for 2 Almond Milk containers… WIN! Beautiful pictures..thanks for sharing.

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