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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Courtney on November 26, 2010

I can’t believe Thanksgiving has already come and went!?! But what a great day.

I’ve got to say, I am so incredibly thankful for all of the wonderful things in my life; one of which is being able to spend holidays such as these surrounded by all those I love the most. :)


Our small table for 7 was already nicely set and decorated when we arrived at Mom & Dad’s today. Setting the table actually used to be one of my favorite things to do when we had holiday dinners. I was secretly hoping it still needed to be done…maybe for Christmas? (hint, hint) ;)

Before digging into the main meal, we all did some snacking on Jay’s fabulous chex mix…


I think I just may know what his specialties are now…chex mix and omelets. :) So so so GOOD!

Even though I snacked on my fair share of those goodies you see above there, I was definitely more than ready when it came time for dinner.




As usual, I dug into a little bit of everything.


But my favorite side dish is the “special stuffing” that my mom makes just for me. It has diced apples & dried cranberries, and is made with mostly chicken broth so it’s not as “heavy” as some other stuffings are; it’s heavenly! And because I’m the only one who eats it, guess who has LOTS of leftovers?? Oh yeah, THIS GIRL! :-D


You can also add two extra scoops of stuffing to that plate. Mmmm Mmmm! ;)


So while we were all sitting around the table chatting, I decided to dare my brother to rip into the chicken leg that was on the platter. Well, Dan never refuses a dare…


It was QUITE amusing and definitely gave us all a good laugh. :)


After dinner with my family, we headed on over to Jay’s aunt’s house for some dessert.

Pumpkin Cheesecake + Apple Pie


HOLY YUM! The cheesecake was amazing. I really wanted to just dive head first into the whole thing, but I decided that probably wouldn’t be a popular decision amongst the rest of the family, so I abstained.


I also snacked on a few of these little festive cuties, courtesy of yours truly. :)


I baked up a batch of these Lemon Curd Filled Shortbread Cookies yesterday and into this morning.


They are ADDICTING. And dangerous. So of course I’ll share the recipe with you guys…but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow because I am BEAT!

After dessert, Jay and I met back up with my family and a few friends to watch the Jets game at a local bar. It was an unusual way to end Thanksgiving, but it was definitely a blast…and the Jets WON, so it was a win-win all around. :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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1 Laura (Starloz) November 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

love your spread..

the stuffing looks delicious!


2 Jessy (squeezetheday) November 26, 2010 at 3:31 am

Sounds like you had a nice day with your family. :) And the food looks delicious! Especially your mom’s stuffing seems very interesting.


3 squigglefloey November 26, 2010 at 5:47 am

ahh who could not want that stuffing?? lucky girl :) happy thanksgiving!!


4 sweetoothrunner November 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

Looks like you had a great day! Everything looks delicious- especially those cookies! Can’t wait for the recipe! :P


5 anonymous November 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

glad you had a great day!! :D


6 CaSaundra November 26, 2010 at 8:31 am

Looks like SUCH a nice time. We have a small fam too, but it’s still a blast with good food and lots of laughs!


7 TheBloggersBrother November 26, 2010 at 9:32 am

That kid eating the turkey leg is QUITE handsome


8 Courtney November 26, 2010 at 10:20 am

You think so? I wasn’t so sure… ;)


9 Jenna November 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

just looking at the stuffing makes my mouth water!


10 Sana November 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Those Lemon Curd Filled Shortbread Cookies look so delightful- I love how you have them cut into cute shapes :)


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