So it may be a few days late, but here it is. I decided after a busy few weeks of travel, house selling, getting ready for Thanksgiving and organizing the Thanksgiving series here on the blog, by the time the holiday had come and gone, I was just plain exhausted!! I needed a few days to relax, regroup and enjoy life with the family!
Last weekend we wrapped up our east coast tour in Brooklyn and then made the drive home. We got back late Monday and took a Tuesday and Wednesday to catch up with everything from being away 10 days and to get out all of the web orders that came in while we were out. Thanksgiving this year was the best one I can ever recall. Instead of it being the large extended family affair that is usually is, which is definitely nice, this year we decided to just do a small dinner with my immediate family. My parents, my sisters, my niece and nephew and Mark and I. It was so quiet, fun and it was really nice to spend time together cooking, eating, visiting and enjoying each other. With our pending move across the country, I am taking in all of these moments and cherishing them to the fullest.
On Saturday, we made the drive out to West Valley, NY to visit McHugh’s to cut down our Christmas tree. My parents, my sister Vicky and my niece Teagan joined us and we all went into Ellicottville afterward to walk around and grab some dinner. It was the perfect day, there was even snow!!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday (if you celebrate) and an enjoyable weekend. We have another road trip coming up this week, so I am going to do my best to get a few recipes up in spite of that.
Lemmy, our good friends Karen and Mike’s adorable Olde English Bulldog.
Our booth last weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn.
The amazing view of Manhattan from the park where we were set up.
A little skyline selfie action.
So happy to get home on Monday night and to be back in the kitchen, I made a quick pot of vegan hot and sour soup.
Took a little break on Tuesday for a quick walk in the park alone to clear my head and soak up the sunshine while we have it.
Took Seri to the park for some Thanksgiving ball time!
My Dad, aka “the world’s greatest Pappou” carving the pasture-raised turkey we got from our farm, Sojourner.
Best Thanksgiving EVER!
I made many dishes for the meal, but these might back been my favorite. Grain-free vegan chocolate cream pie mini-tarts with whipped coconut cream. I used my mini-tart shell recipe and the chocolate cream filling recipe here from Girl Makes Food as part of our Very Tasty Thanksgiving series.
Teagan. Looking how we all felt after the big meal!
My handsome boy, Jpeg.
I made potato pancakes from some of my mom’s leftover red smashed potatoes from Thanksgiving.
The family at the Christmas tree farm.
Me and Mark!
Uncle Mark and Teagan. She was LOVING all of the snow!
We found our tree!
Couldn’t have had a better day to go Christmas tree shopping.
Got our first snow here in the city yesterday! Guest it’s time to switch from the fall decorations to the Christmas stuff.