Photo Fun Day Friday (Yes, I Know it’s Monday)

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

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.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

Lemmy, our good friends Karen and Mike’s adorable Olde English Bulldog.

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Our booth last weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn.

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The amazing view of Manhattan from the park where we were set up.

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A little skyline selfie action.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

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.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

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.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

Took Seri to the park for some Thanksgiving ball time!

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

My Dad, aka “the world’s greatest Pappou” carving the pasture-raised turkey we got from our farm, Sojourner.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

Best Thanksgiving EVER!

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

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.

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Teagan. Looking how we all felt after the big meal!

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My handsome boy, Jpeg.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

I made potato pancakes from some of my mom’s leftover red smashed potatoes from Thanksgiving.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

The family at the Christmas tree farm.

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Me and Mark!

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My girls!!!

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Uncle Mark and Teagan. She was LOVING all of the snow!

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We found our tree!

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So perfect!

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

Couldn’t have had a better day to go Christmas tree shopping.

Photo Fun Day Friday (on a Monday)

Got our first snow here in the city yesterday! Guest it’s time to switch from the fall decorations to the Christmas stuff.

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1 Shirley @ gfe November 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

So glad you shared all, Beth, even though it’s Monday. It is magical when you get a Christmas tree and there’s snow on the ground or it’s snowing! So happy you had a such a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family, too. Love all the pics of you and everyone else in this post!

xo,
Shirley

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2 Crista November 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

I never thought I’d ever say this, but I’m envious of the snow you’ve got! In Chicago, we’ve got nothing but cold weather. The landscape is not pretty right now. We need some white!

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3 Brittany November 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

What a fabulous Thanksgiving. I love the photos of you and your family getting your Christmas tree. It looks like the perfect day!

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4 tastyyummies November 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

Thanks it couldn’t have been a more perfect day! I just LOVE the holidays!! :)

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5 raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen November 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Oh my goodness! I love that bulldog! And your glasses! And that kitty! And, all of this, really!

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6 tastyyummies November 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hahaha thanks for all the love, Raechel!

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