^^Prior to heading home to NC for the holiday a couple of years ago, D, Kristin, and I stumbled upon this gem in a lucky parking lot in Chicago. #dumpsterlove #givethanksamerica
If you find yourself separated from family by vast expanses of land and sea this year, take a few minutes to celebrate Throwback Thanksgiving, i.e. an awesome Thanksgiving from years past most likely with close family and delicious treats, before heading out for your alternative friends-giving 2013, or wherever this holiday takes you this year! Happy turkey day, all!
Memories from Thanksgiving past…
The aromas of yummy Bon Appétit recipes filled the kitchen while holiday music cranked on. Sipping wine and sampling away, hours later, thanks was ready to be given, and dinner was served. Cranberry relish with grapefruit and mint. Mixed berry cobbler. Roasted acorn squashes stuffed with mixed roasted veggies. Giant turkey with herbs and gravy. Other goodies like homemade stuffing and mashed potatoes. Yum!!
^^Kristin. Two plates, please.
As it always does, Thanksgiving dinner ended far quicker than the slicing, dicing, simmering, and roasting lasted. With bellies full and teetering on over-full, the secret spot for tucking away dessert appeared, and the mixed berry cobbler made it’s entrance. It didn’t disappoint, so kudos Katie for making a dessert that still stands out years later! Maybe we can find the recipe at home over the Christmas holiday and recreate this nomlicious dessert?!
The weather was so nice in North Carolina that year that we were able to take a family boat ride to a nearby island where horses roam free.
I’m still giving thanks for that beautiful day! Now if only I could get some of that sunshine-filled nature in Chicago this year…
Happy #TBT. Now go make some new memories and give thanks, wherever you may be!