Happy Thanksgiving!

The Calamity clan is on the move this week, we’re all converging in OKC for Thanksgiving.  So, just a few short words from me today. (Don’t worry, our weather is a lot more friendly than what y’all are dealing with on the East coast.)

First off, I’d like to say how thankful we are to have such a great group of readers.  Without y’all, there wouldn’t be any point to us pounding these keys every week. So, from all of us here at SHTF blog, thanks for reading, and thanks for commenting, we love the variety and breadth of opinions and ideas that get shared here.

Turkey Day Tips:

For those of you headed to large meals this weekend, don’t blow your diet and exercise routines!  I’m eating for two, and I’m only allotting a few hundred calories extra.  Take small plates, small portions, and only 1 dessert!  Don’t go back for second or thirds and for the love of all that’s holy, DON’T GRAZE!!   If you can, get some family interested in going for a walk instead of watching the game on TV.  Even if it’s just out with the kids who need to burn off some excess energy, it will stave off the Turkey drugs and keep your metabolism going.  (Funny factoid, I used to have a cat named Tryptamine, a type of Tryptophan.)  Although, modern research seems to point more towards the heavy carb load in most Turkey day meals, which, via an indirect mechanism, increases the production of sleep-promoting melatonin in the brain. The tryptophan load in turkey is not much higher than what’s found in other meats.

If you are buying sweet potatoes for some pie, buy enough to have on hand all winter. They make great easy meals and are highly recommended on my pregnancy diet, and get two thumbs up from the toddler.  They aren’t as healthy after you make them into pie, (isn’t that always true) but mashed with a bit of butter they are tasty and very healthy.

Travel safely if you’re traveling. Carry lots of extra blankets and food. Charge the cell phone and make sure the flashlights have batteries.  Y’all know the drill.

Again,  Happy Thanksgiving. Many blessings to you all.

Calamity Jane