Friday, November 26, 2010

Post Thanksgiving Wrap Up

We had an extra special Thanksgiving this year at the home of some good friends, whose son Ellie is planning to marry. We laugh at the "betrothal" but all four parents have agreed that we'd love to be related by marriage if they still feel this way in 20 to 25 years. :-)

It was really pretty cool -- we brought a lot of food (two desserts, a cider apple cake and an amazing bread pudding; garlic mashed potatoes; broccoli, which we steamed at their house; Scott's favorite homemade cranberry relish; and something else I'm forgetting), and there was another guest who made an amazingly good cranberry dish that was somewhere a relish and a sauce as well as a homemade pumpkin pie. That last bit doesn't sound all that impressive until you know that she started with a an actual pumpkin! There was turkey of course, as well as at least three types of salad, including one made out of brussel sprouts that surprised me by being pretty tasty with the dressing someone had made for it. 

Good food, good friends -- what else can a person ask for when it comes to a holiday meal? There was no stress (for me, at least :-), no melodrama, just a good time had by all.

I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours! 

Meanwhile, we skipped all the Black Friday sales (who has time/energy to go fight the crowds? I didn't even have the energy to do the online sales!) and had a fairly relaxing day. Hope y'all had the same or better. :-)

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