Thanksgiving Recap

And just like that, holiday season is upon us!

But that’s not to say there isn’t a lot to be thankful for from this past Thanksgiving. I can’t even begin to state the fun we had during the long weekend, hanging out with our loved ones. Since it was our first year in the new house, we decided to host Thanksgiving at our place!

So here’s the obligatory recap post! :) There are a lot of pictures, so please bear with me!

My sister and bro-in-law arrived late Tuesday night from the Chi, and then she and I spent pretty much all day Wednesday prepping foods for Thursday’s dinner. Everyone had their assignments. She was in charge of dessert: pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, dutch apple pie and Indian-style green beans. Yours truly was in charge of stuffed mushrooms, appetizers, mac and cheese, salad and rolls. My hubby and dad were in charge of wine (dinner and dessert respectively). My mom was in charge of Indian food. My other bro-in-law (REB’s brother) was in charge of turkey and stuffing. Uncle-in-law was in charge of potatoes. It was quite the spread!

Thanksgiving Day!

I made these center pieces and they were not only a cinch to make, but they were also the first DIY I made towards my 31 before 30! I’m sure it’s obvious how to make them, but I’ll post a DIY post just for ‘em! I’m already in the works on making the next one! I need to play catch up on the whole “One DIY project per month” …

FYI: Those cookies were made courtesy of my dear friend Maria in Florida. She makes custom cakes, cookies, toys, etc.! She made the most amazing, delicious cookies and I shrieked like a little kid when I saw the corgis!

That wasn’t the end of Thanksgiving, though. We had dinner at my parents the next day, which of course meant delicious Indian food feast!!

The rest of the weekend was spent outdoors because it snowed!, taking out the Christmas decorations and designing our holiday cards!

It was a perfect weekend and I am so not ready for the work week again, but it’s all good. We’re one month away from Christmas and I have so many fun holiday ideas for around the house and presents for people. I can’t wait! :)

How was your Thanksgiving?

6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Recap

  1. Diana @ VeggieNextDoor

    Wow! Your Thanksgiving dinner (actually, both of them!) looks incredible! I love how your table was full of a mixture of traditional “thanksgiving” foods plus Indian favorites. I wish I could have been a puppy under the table at your dinner (I just created that phrase – the hungry version of fly-on-the-wall – what do you think about it? is it too odd? lol.)

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      I don’t think that’s weird at all :) you are so cute! Gryff was actually really good with everyone at our house. He kind of just laid in his crate or in the other room sleeping. hehe.

  2. Valerie

    So much to say!? Can’t believe I am just now seeing this. The food all looks incredible, your looked beautiful (loved that outfit seriously!) and your Christmas decorations!?!??! Ahh I need to come over soon that is all I can say. I miss your face !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT FOR OUR HOLIDAY BAKING. just sayin’ What’s on your Christmas list this year? Anything fun? Do you have REB’s gift all sorted out ?:) love this time of year!!!!!!!!!

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      It was a totally fun day, and thanks for the compliments! I can’t wait for holiday baking extraordinaire tooo! Should be fun! Christmas presents are always hard to decide on :P After seven years, you should know that <3

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Oh I’m sure you’ll get the big snowfall in your neck of the woods soon enough! We just had some light snow the day after Thanksgiving and a little more Saturday morning. By mid-day, it was all melted. I at least want snow on Christmas Day. Then it can disappear forever ;)


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