Sure, I let myself off the primal hook for a day to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family, but now I’m faced with another problem: what do I do with all these leftovers? How does one reconcile the need to get back on track, while not wasting the food I was so thankful for? I did well to primalize parts of the meals, but carbs got the best of it. The turkey was from a small local farm, unsweetened red cabbage, no brown sugar in the buttercup squash… but there were also chips and dip, crackers and easy-cheese, pigs in a blanket, rolls and pies!
Hell, it was Thanksgiving and I loved it all. No regrets, but there are always leftovers, and they’re stuck in my fridge. Game plan time. I do love rolls, so they went into the freezer to save for special meals later. I can easily avoid the stuffing (not my thing). We tossed the extra chips and cheese, but kept the Triscuits (we love those). The pies however… they’re another story. We can’t give the rest away because no one wants half eaten presents, but I don’t want to finish them off myself. Maybe we’ll just take the pumpkin cheese cake and apple pie with vanilla ice cream, small pieces at a time :(:)
Moving forward though, I’d like to dial down the consumption across the board, even primal eating. As it get colder and food is no longer naturally abundant nearby, we’re meant to instinctively less and less, sticking to broths, a few tubers, fats and some cured meats. Modern agriculture makes this obsolete, so I’ll need to be extra crafty in the colder months to keep this up.
At least until Christmas; the other winter bump in the road.