Yes, I said ‘all,’ that is because I had three Thanksgivings this year. I am proud to report that I survived them all! No way, I actually had 4… I forgot to include the one I hosted! It’s been a rough week.
I’m going to give you a quick snapshot into my Thanksgiving’s this year, complete with what I brought to the table (literally).
Where: My Sister’s
What was served: Chicken, Turkey, Scalloped Potatoes, Dinner Rolls, Spaghetti Squash, Quinoa Salad, Spinach Salad with Boursin and crackers as an appetizer and apple and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Our contribution: Quinoa salad, requested by my sister + a box of wine
The verdict: Amazing food, amazing family. I helped my sister take the spaghetti squash to a new level by sautéing it with some onions and garlic before we served it, it was a nice bonding experience.
Where: Mr. A’s Sister’s
What was served: Assorted appetizers, Ham, lasagne, peas sautéed with onions and sun dried tomatoes, stuffed peppers, Waldorf Salad, Mixed Greens Salad, potatoes, and cheesecake for dessert.
Our contribution: Mr. A NEEDED to make a Waldorf Salad for this occasion, so he made one and I made a mixed greens salad + a bottle of wine (I see a trend of salads and wine…)
The verdict: AMAZING food. I have a new love for sun dried tomatoes. The homemade cheesecake was to die for.
Where: Our house!
What was served: Potluck style with a Boursin appetizer cheese, Ham, roasted potatoes, 2 different mixed greens salads, lentil shepherds pie, quinoa salad, and an after dinner brie. For dessert: pumpkin truffles, apple crisp, and pumpkin spice cake.
Our contribution: We made a ham!! + quinoa salad and pumpkin spice cake + box of wine, of course
The verdict: We ate well. The after dinner brie made the evening.
Where: My mom’s
What was served:Turkey, perogies, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, rice, prune, and apple stuffing, asian salad, Boursin + pickle tray for appetizers, and a trifle and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Our contribution:I helped my mom make nearly everything and we started prep on Saturday. We also brought a bottle of wine (of course..)
The verdict: So. Much. Food. It was amazing and so were the leftovers for lunch – which was basically everything topped with a copious amount of gravy.
Big thanks to Jenn for hosting this weeks WIAW!
How many Thanksgivings do you usually have? For all my American friends: are you looking forward to your Thanksgiving coming up?