(photo from Squidoo Turkey recipes which has all kinds of good recipes)
Turkey meat, no skin, 1 cup 238 calories, 7 grams fat
Stuffing, 1/2 cup, 115 – 250 calories, depending on recipe
Cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup, 100 calories
Green Beans, 1 cup, 20 – 110 calories, depending on how they are prepared
Pumpkin/squash, 1 cup, 36 – 115 calories, depending on how they are prepared
Mashed potatoes, 1 cup, 170 – 245 calories, depending on how they are prepared
Dinner roll, 1, 76 – 399 calories, depending on how it is prepared
Pumpkin Pie, 1 slice, 270 – 316 calories
wine, 1 3 oz glass, 70 – 89 calories
(calorie counts from NBC News)
This does not include the gravy, the pecan pie (horrendous!), the ice cream, the Irish coffee, or any of those hors d’oeuvres you ate before dinner!
The average American will ingest between 4000 – 5000 calories on Thanksgiving day, according to news reports.
Several bloggers have brought this situation to public attention; BBC provides the full update HERE:
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have defended a judicial sentence of 200 lashes for a rape victim.
The justice ministry said in a statement that the sentence was justified because the woman was in a car with an unrelated man.
The case has aroused controversy at home and condemnation abroad.
The 19-year-old, who has not been named, was travelling in a car with a male friend last year, when the car was attacked by a gang of seven men who raped both of them.
She has become known as the “Qatif girl”, a reference to the largely Shia town which she comes from.
Four of the men were convicted of kidnapping – but the court also sentenced the woman and her friend to receive 90 lashes each for the crime of “illegal mingling”.
Last week the court increased the woman’s sentence to 200 lashes and six months in prison.
It also banned her lawyer from the courtroom and took away his licence.
Most of the world was outraged when the penalty was doubled because the victim went public.