“One Cannot Think Well, Love Well, Sleep Well, If One Has Not Dined Well.” – Virginia Wolfe
Let’s Blog Over Thanksgiving…
Thanksgiving is a precious opportunity to spend time with loved ones, and practice gratitude for the multitude of gifts we may sometimes take for granted. On the more indulgent side, it’s also the occasion for the most anticipated meal of the year. If you didn’t follow my instagram stories the past couple of days then you missed out on some incredible recipes I cooked live, and all the fun happenings in my household for Thanksgiving!
I know that when my family and friends come over the first thing they’re going to want to see is a stocked bar. As much as I wanted a signature cocktail, I knew no one would care. Instead I just loaded up on everything imaginable.
There was your basic spring water, La Croix, and Topo Chico. There was juice, cold drinks (soda), and sparkling cider for the little’s. We can’t have holiday’s without eggnog, so I made sure to load up on a household favorite – Southern Comfort Eggnog with Vanilla Spice.
For my beer, wine and champagne drinkers there were tons of bottles, and tons of options. including Mumm Rosé which is an absolute favorite of mine. I’m not a hard liquor drinker, but we weren’t shy on providing tequila, whiskey, and vodka of all sorts. Did I mention we had B.C. Powder, and lots of water??!
There’s nothing like some really nice appetizers to satisfy your guests while they wait. Not only satisfy, but to get them excited for what’s to come. My brother went to New Orleans and brought 15 lbs of fresh seafood on ice to my house. My guests dined on the perfect scallops. The most amazing, and flavourful shrimp, and Dungeness crab.
Our guests had options to dine on a roasted turkey this year, a deep friend turkey, and a roasted ham with creole glaze. They ate every selection!
What’s Thanksgiving without the sides? Seafood and chicken dressing were two options. To go along with those creamy mashed potatoes was gravy made with Herbs de Provence, my famous cranberry sauce, and sautéed green beans. We also had candied yams, smoky mac n’ cheese, and collard greens.
They say desserts are the most crucial part of any meal. I agree, and at any thanksgiving you must have pie and pudding. We had banana pudding, sweet potato pies, and bourbon pecan.
Cheers To Family, Wealth, Happiness, and Health!
We had the best day yesterday celebrating with some of our closest friends and family. To see so many happy people laughing, dining, talking, dancing always make my heart smile.
I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving yesterday.