Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! Joe and I have had the most wonderful time celebrating with my family in Idaho this year. Most every year I can remember, I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving in Iowa with my mom’s side of the family. This year is the first that I’ve celebrated in Idaho with my dad, step-mom, Andrea, aunt Gwen, Joe and little sister, Taylor. It’s been strange not being in Iowa for the holiday, but it’s been so much fun spending time with everyone here.
We are now all recovering from our big meal (we ate around 2 pm) by watching football on the couch and browsing the Black Friday ads in the newspaper. And since Joe and I have already worked out twice since we got here, I think we’ve earned a day of laziness and eating a little too much!
My contribution to our meal was Brussels sprouts (roasted with salt, pepper and olive oil and finished with brown butter) as well as the two pies, a pumpkin and a salted caramel pecan. Andrea handled the rest of the meal, which included steamed green beans, sour cream mashed potatoes, a brined turkey, cranberry sauce with walnuts and a stuffing with artichokes that knocked my socks off. I didn’t even miss the turkey on my plate with all the awesome sides!
I hope you have all had a wonderful day and are enjoying time with loved ones. I’ll check back in soon, but for now I’m heading out to enjoy this amazing weather we’re having in Idaho.