Saint Nicholas, was the “gift giver” I was familiar with during my childhood. He had a white beard, was dressed in bishop’s garbs, carried a crozier, and arrived on a white horse. On December 6th, he was visiting well-behaved children, and placing candy and cookies under their pillows. If you were really good, then he would drop off more goodies on Christmas Eve. You also were expected to know your Catechism, in case he decided to quiz you, before leaving you a gift. We recited prayers and songs dedicated to St. Nicholas, instead of leaving him milk and cookies.
We successfully completed the Detox Phase of the Fat Smash Diet.
Didn’t the 9 days just fly by? Aren’t you feeling better already? I sure am, and it feels great!
Phase Two is much easier than Phase one, in regards to food selection. Even though we still continue with all the foods from Phase One, we are making new additions. This phase lets us get back to many of the foods we were missing during the past nine days. It still is very important to eat 4-5 smaller meals per day, and healthful snacks in between.
Roasting a turkey is a Thanksgiving tradition in the U.S., but many families also enjoy this meal on Christmas Day, hence the post at this time.
This Thanksgiving I tried Martha Stewart’s recipe for roasting a turkey and sharing my experience with you.