Happy Monday everyone!
I hope all my American pals had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend that included time with those you love and one too many helpings of your grandma’s special casserole. My grandma’s asparagus casserole took the cake for me- I think I need to try and recreate asap.
I had not one, but THREE Thanksgiving feasts. Luckily each had a day of their own.
Terry and I were lucky enough to spend 3 days with our family and I cannot thank God enough! Soaking up all that time really made me realize how much I have to be grateful for!
[Prepare for a photo dump]
My Thanksgiving break started with my friends coming over for dinner. I loved getting off from my internship and coming home to cook a big dinner. We also enjoyed our fire pit (and s’mores of course).
Thanksgiving morning Terry and I started the morning with a run/walk. It felt good to be active early in the day!
First stop: my Uncle’s house. We had a huge gathering of cousins, aunts, uncles, and everything in between. It was especially fun because we have a whole new generation of children coming up!
Thanksgiving lunch… Grandma’s asparagus casserole was the BOMB, but I thought my carrot raisin salad and cranberry corn muffins turned out pretty good too!
Here’s my family including my Grandma, but minus my older sister. Can’t you tell more than one person is trying to snap a pic?
Second stop: My mother-in-law’s house where I got to see this cute little niece of mine.
Third stop: Our friend’s home where I got to meet this new 7 lb. little human! She was the sweetest and let me hold her without any issues!
The next day we stopped at my Granddaddy’s. He fed us leftovers, and I have to say, his fried turkey is the best ever. More time with little cousins. Here my sister is making little Sophie giggle endlessly.
What really made me happy was to see my BFF, Rachel. She’s living in Tennessee, so I don’t get to see her nearly often enough. I definitely treasured this visit!
Later that night I had my little brother and nephew help make some cookies. What is it about pre-made dough that makes it wonderfully chewy and unlike any homemade cookie?
Day 3 and final day away from home was spent at my Aunt’s for one last time of feasting and fellowship.
Feast #3- this side of the family always makes butter beans and I love it!
Of course, there was plenty of football watching. Dad + cousin.
The weather the last couple of days could NOT have been better! I wanted to be outside all day long. Terry and I even took a late night walk around my parent’s neighborhood, because it was still 70 degrees! Woop woop!
Of course, I can’t not talk about the weekend without mentioning my team, the Panthers! 11-0!
I honestly could NOT have asked for a better last couple of days!
What was your favorite part of the weekend?
Did you enjoy beautiful weather too?
Favorite Thanksgiving dish?