Well, our first Friendsgiving was an absolute success!
Shortly after we arrived, I was greeted with one of the most delicious drinks I’ve ever had, made courtesy of our master mixologist friend, Steve (the one who managed to get Sarah and I semi-wasted on watermelon margaritas a couple of years ago…).
This drink, however, didn’t even taste like alcohol. It was basically like drinking the most delicious apple cider ever. I’m not sure how exactly he made it, but all I know is that it included these three ingredients…
I can promise you that we WILL be attempting to recreate these at home. OMG so good.
So while the adults (responsibly) enjoyed their beverages and chatted away, the kiddos and the babies were doing their thing running around and having a grand old time.
Eventually, it was time to eat! Andrea and Brook did such a great job setting up the tables all festive and whatnot. They’re just too cute.
We had all sorts of amazing stuff, including the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, broccoli and cheese casserole, cranberry sauce, salad, and more.
I stocked up on a little bit of everything…
And so did Lucas.
“CHEERS to great friends and family!”
Shortly after dinner, there was dessert. Because, of course, you can’t have Thanksgiving without dessert.
There was apple pie, Andrea made another one of her famous ice cream cakes for Jeff’s birthday (which was on Friday), Mal made her pumpkin apple cobber, and I made some the pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
Everything was absolutely delicious and we certainly did not leave hungry that night!
After spending Sunday morning and the early afternoon at home, we packed it up and headed over to my inlaws’ house for dinner and to celebrate my father in-law’s birthday.
For dinner, we had our absolute favorite crockot pulled pork (<—that recipe uses chicken but it’s easy interchangeable), along with some homemade sweet potato fries and grilled asparagus.
For dessert, we all had some fun chocolate bars waiting for us on our plates. I haven’t opened it yet, but I plan on digging into it later tonight (it’s Sunday right now!).
And, of course, since it was a birthday celebration, there had to be cake! Ice cream cupcakes, to be exact. Mmm mmmm.
We all hung out for a bit after dinner having a grand old time and showing off new tricks, but we couldn’t stay too late since someone didn’t want to take his afternoon nap and was making it quite obvious that he was sleepy and needed to get to bed. I’m not naming names, buuuut…
So those were some of our weekend highlights! How about you guys? What was happening with you? Anything fun??
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