Change is good, right?! This year Thanksgiving was a different one for me. I stayed in Michigan (instead of flying to Minnesota, like usual) and cooked for my boyfriend, his parents, da roommate, his mom, sister and aunt. So we painted pumpkins gold, bought cloth napkins, planned out the menu, put a wreath on the front door, and lugged tables to the basement bar.
I did a bunch of prep at home. Things like making, drying out corn bread for stuffing, assembling bb bourbon mousse parfaits, infusing vodka with honeycrisp apples for seasonal Moscow Mule-ing, and making cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving breakfast. (Breakfast is important too! Cinnamon Rolls are people too!)
So we feasted and drank champagne and beers and Moscow Mules. We sat by the fireplace and ate tasty cheese and sugary pecans, and it was fun!
That glorious turkey was cooked by my boyfriend’s roommate. Doesn’t it look majestic? Some other menu items shown above include: cornbread stuffing muffins, funfetti salad, prosciutto-wrapped roasted asparagus, and potato rolls.
Delicious food not pictured: cinnamon sugar donut ice cream, mashed potatoes with butter, cream and goat cheese. Plenty of goodness brought to dinner too like brussel sprouts, homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, maple whipped cream topped pumpkin pie and more!
This sandwich was so good that I wanted to eat 3 in a row. (I settled for 1 1/2 and was full for hours. I still mustered up a cheese plate, tho.)
11 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2014 // A Recap”
I need some of that vodka.. and that room with the old school records and is that a junk box? Girl I love this!! Glad you had a great thanksgiving.
Juke box.. not Junk.. LOL damn auto correct..
Sounds like such a fun time! That leftover-filled sandwich has my heart.
I am mildly obsessed with everything about this post and that whole room and lighting/decor situation is a total turn on.
I got all starry-eyed over the juke box (and that lighting!) too. We also had cinnamon rolls that day – they kind of start out an already decadent day on the right foot.
Is it wrong I wanna second Turkey Day, just so I can make that sammie. Love your pics (as always)!
OMG I love everything about this! The infused vodka, the bourbon mousse! Damn girl, we need to hang out!
Drooling about everything pictured in this post!
Those Bourbon Mousse Parfaits are on my To Do list!!
Digging everything about this! You win Thanksgiving.