Thanksgiving for 2

For the past couple of years, Jim and I have made it our little tradition to have a mini-Thanksgiving (just the 2 of us) the Sunday after the actual holiday.  Day of, we usually spend dinnertime with friends – Which is great, but having our own celebration allows us to reap the full benefits of Thanksgiving leftovers :)

This year we indulged in:

  • roast turkey simply seasoned with salt, pepper and olive oil
  • “stuffins” (stuffing baked in muffin tins)
  • brussel sprouts with pecans and cranberries (amazing and ridiculously easy … thank you Alton Brown)
  • gravy whipped up from turkey drippings
  • Jim’s mashed potatoes
  • scratch-made pumpkin pie (recipe coming soon!)

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I can’t wait until someday we have a home big enough to host Thanksgiving for lots of family and friends … because we’ve certainly got it down pat in our little 600 square-foot apartment.

Hope all my fellow Americans had a wonderful holiday too!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I am really excited about this year’s Thanksgiving.

We won’t be flying home to spend it with family (which is totally okay with me because this is happening), but Jim and I have done the next-best thing and invited a bunch of fellow graduate students and friends over to our little apartment to celebrate!

Today we will be hosting a pot luck Thanksgiving where everyone brings a typical dish from home.  This is going to be pretty awesome because our friends come from cultures and countries all over the world, so I’m looking forward to having curried beef and arroz con gandules flanking our 20-pound turkey on the kitchen table!

I don’t know if I’ll have my new camera up and running by then, but I’ll try and grab a few shots for you guys.

Enjoy the day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today – It’s all about the pumpkin pie.

Turkey is good, stuffing kinda grosses me out (bread + moisture of any kind = nasty), I don’t touch the cranberry sauce and I enjoy my sweet potatoes with horseradish sauce (don’t hate, it’s awesome).  But when it comes time for dessert …

[Pie Illustration by Jessa ZG]

I can’t wait to stuff myself with at least 3 slices covered with whipped cream to the point where you aren’t even sure there’s pie underneath – It’s Thanksgiving – Indulge a little!

My Thanksgiving adventure actually started back in October, if you recall – But here’s what I’ll be up to for the rest of the week:

  • Thursday – Spend the day at my Dad’s (he does all the cooking), help set up the Christmas tree with my sister (Dad has a fake tree, it’s become a tradition for the two of us to put it together and decorate it Thanksgiving day), gorge myself on dinner #1, then drive home for the night.
  • Friday – Get up, run, do whatever else I have to do at home, drive to my Mom’s house (my Uncle and cousin will be coming to visit – Yay!).
  • Saturday – Enjoy the all-day food bonanza at my Mom’s house (she’s not happy unless everyone is eating) and Thanksgiving dinner #2, then drive home.

Woot!  That’s right my friends – I get to have 3, count ‘em, 3 Thanksgiving dinners this year! You know you’re jealous.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day sharing Thanksgiving with friends and family!

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