Good Morning! Happy Friday! Happy Black Friday! (Did anyone go out shopping? We did not…yet.)
Happy “It’s Officially Okay for Courtney to Start Blaring Christmas Music At All Times” Day!
I was actually really proud of myself this year; with the seemingly early start to celebrating the Christmas season, I have refrained from listening to any music or putting up any decorations. But today? All bets are off!
Unfortunately, the festivities will have to wait for a few hours, since I have to go into work today. Luckily it’s my early day, so I’ll still have plenty of time to get going on my favorite day-after-Thanksgiving traditions.
After the long, busy day of cooking and entertaining I had yesterday (<—did you see how I managed my very first Thanksgiving?), I decided to forego a morning workout in favor of some extra sleep. It was the best decision I had made so far today…that was, until, I made breakfast.
Now, when I say all bets are off for the day after Thanksgiving, that means all bets are off on everything. Like, it’s totally okay to stand and nibble on the leftover cornbread while your breakfast is cooking.
And it’s certainly more than acceptable to stand and stare at the leftover Skinny Pumpkin Pie…and then decide to incorporate it into your breakfast.
See? I told ya…all bets are off today.
I made a quick batch of Pumpkin Buckwheat (minus the chia seeds, which I forgot about) and topped it with a small sliver of pumpkin pie. Talk about great way to use up some leftovers AND be super festive at the same time, right?
It was so delicious that it makes me think that I need to have a pumpkin pie in my house at all times just for this reason.
I’m hoping my work day goes by nice and quickly because I’m already getting antsy about getting home to decorate and chow on leftovers…and mayyyybe do a little bit of shopping right after work, too. We’ll see!
Questions for the Morning:
What’s your favorite way to use/eat Thanksgiving leftovers?
Did you/are you doing any Black Friday shopping today?
For my fellow Christmas celebrators: When do you officially start celebrating and embracing the season?