I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!
I’m happy to be participating in Arman’s brand SPANKIN’ 😉 new link up called Spill it Sundays where each week there will be a series of questions to answer to get to know all us bloggers a bit better! Obviously, since I’m a raging narcissist, I had to jump in on this! Oh and the best part? More excuses to plaster pictures of myself online!
Only this time I got Broccoli Mama in on it too! Here we are putting the finishing touches on Friday’s Thanksgiving Day feast…mmm, candied sweet portaters!
And I’m sorry but Broccoli Sister is just too freaking gorgeous not to show you guys too! But c’mon, when did I get to be so short? Eight years older and two inches SHORTER?…What?!
Yeah…so.. since this post is quickly turning into whatever I want it to be, I might as well go ahead and show you Friday’s spread…because it was INSANE and well, this week is going to be pretty busy…for YOU 😀 …so this may be the only chance I get to share…
Turkey and dressing (which mom & I pilfered from my grandmother’s the day before…seriously, it’s THAT good!) with giblet gravy, steamed green beans, boozy cranberry pomegranate sauce (recipe coming tomorrow!), candied sweet potatoes, Caramelized Onion, Cranberry & Kale Saute, and the obligatory
deviled Angelic Egg!
Seriously, the family agreed it was the BEST Thanksgiving meal we’ve ever had…and Mama Broccoli would NOT quit raving about the cranberry sauce! 😀
Anyhoodles…I believe Arman’s got some questions I need to answer!
1. What is your cultural background?
Ok, so I’m part Irish…you know, in case the whole ginger thing didn’t already give it away…but get this, my mom just told me that my great great grandfather on her side was full-blooded Cherokee indian! So yeah, that gives me the ok to make fun of my heritage with flippant captions such as this! 😉
2. When was your most memorable birthday and why?
That would be my Sweet SEVENTEEN birthday! I didn’t get to have a party the year before due to some school obligations, so my mom and dad and all my friends made sure to make up for it the following year!
I can’t even remember the presents I got that year (by the way, that’s me in the top right pic with the daisy shirt on), just the ridiculous and hilarious memories…anyone up for a round of Twister and Fluffy Bunny?
I’ll give you some bonus points if you can spot the besties! 😀
3. What is the #1 thing you wish to accomplish in your lifetime?
Ok, gonna get a little serious on ya here because honestly, the thing I want more than anything (at least right now in my life) is to get back to being completely carefree about food and accepting of my body. While Friday’s Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely amazing, the thing that excited me the most was how completely normal I felt the whole time! I was present with my family and still in tune with my hunger/satiety…I didn’t even finish my plate! Definitely a proud moment for me and a milestone in my journey with intuitive eating…and I’m keeping that in mind since yesterday was NOT the best of days. 😕
4. What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Ehh, I may get serious, but I’m not gonna get THAT serious. I promise I’ve never been arrested or anything, but let’s just say that in my early twenties I allowed someone to talk me into doing something I knew I shouldn’t have and I lost my job over it…
What is it they say? Love is blind? Yeah, this love (which was my marriage) had a freakin’ astigmatism! Glad I got that lasik! 😉
5. Who was your childhood hero?
Gonna have to go with Howard the Duck on this one…
Circa Halloween 1987
Hey, I warned ya…the throwbacks are coming!
Well, that’s it for the questions, but I think I still promised to spill a little something else, didn’t I? With the hustle and bustle of the recent holiday, a pretty special day was slightly overshadowed. For that reason, it will now be recognized and celebrated for the ENTIRE week! Hmm, wonder what it could be…?
Thursday, November 28, 2013 was the blog’s THIRD birthday!
And please, for the love of all things holy, hold the “blogiversary” wishes. Not only does the word make my eye twitch a bit, but really? It’s a BIRTHDAY…as in I created KMB…gave it life…I didn’t marry it! 😉
For this shhhouper shhhhpecial occasion (sorry, couldn’t help myself), I teamed up with some AMAZING companies and have the privilege of hosting not one, not two, but THREE birthday giveaways just for YOU! One for every year of KMB’s birth! #happydance
Festivities will begin tomorrow at midnight (CST)…be sure to bring your party hats, noise makers, and clicker fingers!
When was YOUR most memorable birthday and why?
What was the BEST thing you ate this weekend…
Thanksgiving related or not?