Thanksgiving 2015

Let the fact that I actually fell asleep on the drive into work (I wasn’t driving!) and that I somehow left my phone at home be a testament to how good my Thanksgiving weekend was.  If you know me in real life or have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know just how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Thanksgiving.  I look forward to it all year long.  I won’t bore you with all the minute details of the past four and a half days of cooking, eating, drinking, laughing, lounging and quality time spending, I’ll just tell you that it was perfectly blissful and I adored every single second.

Tuesday night baking, Wednesday night’s double trip to the grocery (oy!), Thanksgiving Eve ramen dinner, waking up to snow on Thursday and blowing off our long standing Turkey Trot tradition in favor of coffee and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (best decision!), a goblet of wine and 30 lbs. of turkey at Thanksgiving Meal #1, STUFFING and family movie-watching at Thanksgiving Meal #2, Joey’s team winning the alumni basketball tournament on Friday, homemade whipped cream, FOUR (yes, FOUR) James Bond movies, breakfast at Bacon, Christmas decorations, a night at the Mayan with my little sister (♥), pancakes, shopping and so so many leftovers (my mom loaded us up and I could not have been more excited about it!).  My heart is so full 🙂


Weekend Things: “It’s the holidays!”

Friday night, while ordering himself a 28 oz. margarita, my dad announced “It’s the holidays!” and I, for one, am so on board with that mentality!  Which means indulging in all the holiday activities, from family dinners, to buying reindeer cookie supplies on the internet, to Thanksgiving grocery shopping.  All of which I did this weekend.


The six of us met at La Loma for dinner Friday night and with the snow falling outside and everyone inside sipping giant margaritas in cozy sweaters, the restaurant felt full of holiday cheer.  Mom and I obviously got distracted by this tortilla conveyor belt on our way out.


Saturday started with oatmeal for two.  Pretty sure it’s been years since I’ve made Joey oatmeal and really, I think he only agreed to it because we were out of everything else.  Eaten while watching the Thanksgiving episode of The Kitchen.  This is all it takes to make me happy.


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