Isn’t this the best time of the year? Ah, yes! The time when you get to sit around the table breaking bread, sharing good stories and memories, joy, love and indulging in wayyyyyy too much pumpkin pie with loved ones (wait, maybe the pie part just applies me?).
Before I really get into this post, I’m sure you are a tad confused as to what holiday I am referring to with the Christmas tree photos and then the pumpkin pie comment. Just to be clear it’s Thanksgiving, or Friendsgiving as we’ve been calling it. Mr. B decided he wanted to be festive extra early this year and put the tree up to enjoy during our Friensdgiving too (What a softy).
When we moved into our new place we made a deal with one another that we’d host more friends and share our space with them as much as possible. We love whipping up fun and exciting things for our friends to try, so Thanksgiving certainly wasn’t any exception to the rule! While most celebrated on the actual Thanksgiving day, we moved our dinner to the weekend so that we could share and prepare it with our dear friends from all over Korea.
Whew…. What an outstanding spread! I’m pretty sure the pilgrims would have been pleased.
Think: Deep fried turkey (can you believe my very first experience? So very un-American of me), ham, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry relish, stuffing, homemade macaroni and cheese, broccoli casserole, baked corn, roasted carrots, homemade spicy pumpkin soup, a cheese platter, pesto bread, homemade honey crisp vanilla bean applesauce, pumpkin pie, freshly baked carrot cake and a pear tart. Ohh and of course a plethora of adult beverages to sip on. (You are now having a food coma)!
We celebrated our dear friend Mandy’s birthday too, what a good sport she was about the cake!
The next morning we continued with a farewell Friendsgiving breakfast. A little bacon, eggs, croissants, sweet-potato hash browns and fresh fruit before our friends hit the road.
I hope you and yours had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday feast as well!