A Lovely Thanksgiving

Here is the story of our Thanksgiving…

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Super quick breakfast before Mass

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Talking to one of my religious education students from last year (you can’t see him…maybe that was obvious)

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Bought our Christmas wreath!

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Ready for action. This time, knowing what the heck I’m holding.

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Using the laptop for recipes

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Peelin’ and choppin’ 

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Macy’s Parade in the background. Ben was already tired.

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First dish finished: Gina’s Cranberry Quinoa “Stuffing”

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Snack

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Hour-long walking break with Dad

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I thought my face was going to fall off. The wind was freezing.

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Quasi-lunch

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Nibbles from mom’s beautiful appetizer spread

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Homemade honey cornbread hot out of the oven

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Corner piece

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Brussels all set

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Homemade rosemary parmesan mashed potatoes with roasted garlic

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Bird’s the word

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Mom’s Asian-inspired brown rice with turkey giblets

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Feelin’ fancy, but not too fancy (note the “non-alcoholic”)

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All together now

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Centerpiece

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The company— my great-aunt and her friend, both of whom are Maryknoll nuns. Ben took the photo.

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Blessings

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Dig in! 

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My favorite. Apple pie a la mode. Plus some berry pie.

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De-seeding a pomegranate using the water method for the first time. So helpful.

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Rubies

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Blazing

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Classic

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Tryptophan

I am beyond thankful for everything that happened on this day— my family, the cooking, the eating, the conversation, and the relaxation. May the gratitude extend to each and every day throughout the year.

So tell me: How was YOUR Thanksgiving (if you celebrated)? Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?

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