So since it’s THE THANKFUL THURSDAY of all Thankful Thursdays I don’t even know that I’ll have the space for everything that I am thankful for right now.
To spare your tryptophan laced eyes, I have narrowed it down to one food that I am most thankful for on Thanksgiving.
It ain’t the turkey – makes me sleepy.
It ain’t the pumpkin pie – too sweet.
It aint’ the mashed potatoes – too carby.
It’s the AMBROSIA!
It’s a tradition around these parts for the holidays and I just love it. If you have never had it, it’s basically a fruit salad. But the most delicious fruit salad of all time. I pretend it’s a healthy-eat-it-before-a-run fruit salad, but well, that sour cream and cool whip base ain’t foolin’ anybody. Not to mention the tasty little marshmallows. (Recipe here.)But best of all …. COCONUT!What can I say? You can take a girl outta the island, but you can’t take the island outta the girl…(a nod to my slightly Cuban ancestry).What are you thankful for today?Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had great turkey trots and are on your way to full on food comas.
I'm so jealous! My aunt made Ambrosia once for Christmas and I loved it, but my mom hates coconut so she hasn't made it since 🙁
Today I'm thankful for RUNNING because it has changed my life and helped me meet so many good people, and I'm thankful to be a student at UVA 🙂 Food-wise, I'm thankful for VEGETABLES because they are delicious. Also a shout-out to apple pie and green bean casserole.
OMG I didn't realize this had a real name!! When I was growing up we always made something my mom called '5 cup salad' which is just a cup each of pineapple, cherries, sour cream, marshmallows, and coconut.
It's the one thing I ask to make every time I go home!
Have a great Thanksgiving!!
That sounds…. interesting. Great way to disguise dessert as "fruit salad". haha
For me, it's all about the CARBS.
I am thankful for the weather—it's gonna be 60 degrees in Denver–amazing weather today and ideal for a leisurely run.
I am also thankful, foodwise, for the oyster stuffing at my aunt's house and of course, pumpkin pie.
Have a wonderful turkey day and enjoy the Ambrosia. I am pretty sure that it was part of our holiday meals, too.
I love that stuff. Used to always ask for it on my birthday. Now my kids do. Today I'm thankful that I might be able to run, finally. Oh and then thankful for my family too I guess.
I am thankful for pork products – go bacon!
coconut!!!! one of the best things in the world
so sad my wifie doesn't like it at all…
too carby … you're nuts. bring on the mashed taters!
Ambrosia salad– I love that!! I lived in Florida for years– and that was a big staple item for the holiday– enjoy!!!
coconuts are so good. happy t-day, now go get your good coma on!
I am thankful that I discovered running and for all of the amazing people I have had the pleasure of meeting as a result of my running and blog.
If there is a better group of people out there I have yet to find them.
You, B.o.B, are an amazing young lady who supports your friend like no other. I wish you a very very happy holiday 🙂
Um, friends (plural) not friend.
All the best,
ok that does not sound like a dish i would like. there's no chocolate. i love dessert. i'll pass on the turkey and crap, just give me dessert. 🙂 hope you had a lovely holiday!