#FromScratch: Bizarro World

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#FromScratch chronicles Stephie’s nutrition [r]evolution as she switches her thought process from “where should I eat” to “what should I eat”.  Follow her series as she braves the supermarket, starts to cook and explore a new way of eating.

This Thanksgiving was a trip into ‘Bizarro World’.

Do you remember ‘Bizarro World’ from Seinfeld?! If not, watch the clip before continuing with this post.

Up was down; down was up. Sweet potatoes lacked the much anticipated toasted marshmallows [and] there were brussels sprouts on the table: seriously?! [Bizarro World]

And though the menu veered from family tradition, everyone adapted [and] survived. A few of my observations in comparison to yesteryear:

  1. Family stories took the spotlight; thereby, ensuring that no one noticed the turkey was a tad dry.
  2. The tone was celebratory as it was my husband’s birthday [and] though his mother has been gone for years, this year everyone was telling their favorite stories of Mary. [Healing]
  3. Though the healthy stuffing was a bust [and] the brussels sprouts weren’t a favorite, I am [dare I say, we are] making strides towards the healthier side of the spectrum. [SCORE!]
  4. Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the home run of the day: bourbon chocolate cake from scratch for my husband. [He LOVED it!] 

How’d I fare?

  1. Different isn’t bad; it’s just different [and] different can be really good.
  2. Just call me, Bizarro Stephie!

I hope everyone had a wonder[full] Thanksgiving!



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