Thanksgiving 2012

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hi, guys! Did you have a nice Turkey Day? Mine was quite wonderful, and it included lots of quality family time and plenty of delicious food!


After the Dreamcatcher Classic Road Race, Mal and I drove to my grandmother’s house about an hour away for Thanksgiving dinner. My Grammie had quite the crew at her house this year””there were 23 of us!

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Including all four cousins (and our significant others)!


The four of us pretty much grew up together, but now that we’re older and have our own (busy) lives, it’s tough to get together as often as we’d like. But, we made plans for a cousins get-together in January. I’m already looking forward to it!

Thanksgiving dinner was served buffet-style this year and we were instructed to “seat from the back” in the dining room once we got our plates.





For dessert, I baked some Andes Crème de Menthe Cookies, which were a huge hit. If you like mint + chocolate, I highly recommend this recipe!


There were a lot of delicious desserts at dinner (we’re definitely a dessert family), including my aunt Amy’s apple pie.


And my mom’s pumpkin pie.


It was a tough decision, but I eventually chose a piece of my mom’s pumpkin pie and a piece of my aunt Linda’s Pumpkin Dump Cake””both were delicious and a fabulous way to end the meal!

Question of the Day

What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving?



  1. 23 people?! Wow! Your grandmother is an amazing woman for hosting that. My family and I had a small Thanksgiving gathering this year, but despite that, it was so amazing to spend quality time with them, laugh/play games, and enjoy delicious food/drinks with them 🙂

  2. Another cross fit questions~ what shoes do you currently have for crossfit? Have you tried the Reebok Nano shoes by chance?

    Thank you!Heather

  3. So glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving! I think my favorite part of Thanksgiving was also the dessert — we had a delicious pumpkin pie!

  4. Do you mind me asking what color of the Nano 2 you got? I am looking online and they all are so bright:)

    Thank you!

  5. We got together with a couple other families, and while someone was reading a Thanksgiving letter my toddler Lucy started chanting “Eat! Eat! Eat! Eat!” and diving for the table of food. I think it’s what every adult was thinking too they were just more polite 🙂

  6. This is perfect timing! I just bought a bag of those andes chips and I had no idea what to do with them – they just looked yummy and I figured I’d never see them again if I didn’t buy them. Thank you!! Definitely making these soon!

      1. @Tina: Hey Tina! Well I finally made these today and you were right – they are ridiculous. I think they will replace standard chocolate chip cookies at my house! My kids hate nuts and love mint so they can’t say enough. Thanks for sharing!

  7. That’s a pretty clever set-up for such a large group! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting lots of family together and cooking with them. The heaps of yummy food is a good time, but I’m all about getting it ready. It’s fun bonding time!

  8. Good job on the road race! And your turkey day looked fun 🙂 I tried to work out in the morning but the gym was closed along with every store in town lol BUT I did put on my jogtracker app and made sure I did 45 minute walk around the area at least!

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