Thanksgiving went by pretty quickly this year with very little down time. We had dinner at my mom’s, but were assigned to bring three dishes (we also brought the chocolate chip cookies I made with Eleanor that morning).
Josh and I started cooking at home around noon. Josh made brussels sprouts in a garlic butter sauce, soooo delicious! I made a vegetarian stuffing and a vegetarian gravy. Both turned out pretty good. The stuffing was Trader Joe’s boxed stuffing. Quick, easy and delicious. For the gravy, I found a recipe online, it was pretty good, except I made it ahead and it thickened up so much that when I reheated it at my mom’s I had to thin it out a lot and I didn’t bring the seasonings with me so it was a tad bit bland, but still not bad.
There was so much going on, and I was helping to get food onto the table and chase Eleanor, so I didn’t get to take any pictures until after dinner. I know, no food pictures, sorry!
The cookies Eleanor and I made:
Tasty homemade cider, (I think my brother Elliott and his girlfriend Lilly made it):
And of course you need Brandy for that cider:
Pumpkin cookies my mom made:
And that was Thanksgiving! I’m disappointed that I didn’t get any family photos, Josh, Eleanor, I looked cute in the sweaters I bought us just for the occasion! Oh well, I’ll do better at the rest of the festivities this month!