Finally, my Thanksgiving post!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

So it's another trip to Starbucks today to access their Wi-Fi and surprisingly, I don't have their famous red cup in hand. Even in Tampa where it's about 80 degrees out, having that red cup always puts me in the holiday spirit! But between my coffee this morning and a green juice, I'm pretty sure I have all the energy I need right now :)

Anyway, a week has flown by since my last post and I knew I had to share a few of my Thanksgiving pics before it was too late. I'm going to make this post short and visually sweet...crossing my fingers you're no longer sick of looking at turkey!

I made pie for the first time EVER. I chose apple because well, it's my favorite! I used both Ina Garten's Apple Crisp recipe and Taralynn McNitt's Apple Pie recipe to use as guides and came up with my own version. The flavor came out exactly as I hoped it would...the perfect amount of sweetness and the taste of streusel without the streusel if that makes sense. I'm looking forward to perfecting my crust - the hubs may or may not be bringing a few extra pies into work this month!

Matthew and I drove down to Ft. Lauderdale for a couple of days to spend Thanksgiving with some friends. We arrived and THIS holiday sangria was ready for us! How cute? The rosemary stems were even dipped in sugar for a snowy effect.

Cheers to Friendsgiving!

Needless to say, we quickly ran out of sangria so the guys were figuring out the recipe to make more.

I wanted a picture of the turkey and the hubs wanted to photobomb. It's safe to say he's not afraid of the camera...Matthew, not the turkey ;)

How cute is this table setting? What dollar store items and Pinterest can get you!

Can we talk about this spread?! When I thought I would be missing out on Asian cuisine this year, THIS happened. I was still missing Mom's spring rolls, but these dumplings definitely hit the spot.

What a yummy holiday! I may have had two or three servings, but that's what Thanksgiving is all about - good food and company, and we certainly had that!

There is certainly so much to be thankful for this year - my loving family, spending half the year in one of my favorite countries, and having one more summer at home with my friends and family. But one thing I'm especially thankful for is my husband. First and foremost, being able to share an actual holiday with Matthew is a blessing in itself. I cherish these days with him because you never know what the future holds, especially in this lifestyle. We shared so many great memories this year - celebrating our marriage, living abroad and buying our first home together. He puts up with my ups and downs because he and I know there are A LOT with plenty more on the way. But through all of that, he loves me for who I am and supports me and you really can't beat that. I am a blessed lady.

Well, so much for a short post, but I'm glad I was able to share some of my Thanksgiving moments with you guys! I'm hoping to get at least one more post in before the week ends. I'm thinking we'll get internet up and running by next week? Let's hope!

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  1. Your Thanksgiving looked wonderful! That turkey, wow! Golden and beautiful. And I already praised your pie and the sangria on Insta but they look amazing, too. My fave pie is apple as well and I've made a dutch apple pie before but never a lattice crust. I should give it a whirl one day. Your crust looks great, especially for your first try! Glad you were able to spend the holiday with your hubby and good friends. Nothing better than that :)

  2. Can I just say, you are the sweetest?! And I'm not just saying that because I've got pie on the mind ;) Happy to say it was a successful Thanksgiving! I'll have to try a dutch apple pie next...that's the one with streusel right? YUM.

  3. Yep, streusel! A crumbly sweet top-- easy and delicious!


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