Life: Thanksgiving 2013


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you had a wonderful celebration with your loved ones. We certainly did! πŸ™‚

First order of business…. what I’m thankful this year:

  • I’m thankful to have Sofia in my life, the best gift I could ever ask and ever imagined.
  • I’m thankful to have my mom living with us. I hope my dad continues to recover well and will join us next year.
  • I’m thankful to have Star, although we’ve been apart for the last 13 months, I’m really looking forward to have him next year and stay together ever after.
  • I’m thankful to have a job that I truly love, which allows me to accomplish myself professionally.Β 
  • I’m thankful to have a small circle of close friends who I can rely on and accept me just as I am.
  • I’m thankful to be healthy and content 99% of the time.Β 
  • I’m thankful to love have the life I have ! πŸ˜€

Instead of Thanksgiving dinner, we made it Thanksgiving lunch because my friend Sarah and I both have a small kid and dinner wouldn’t work. I decorated the table for 5 adults and 2 kids.

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I was in charge of making 5 side dishes. Stuffing preparation:

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to be more special, I made blue cornbread

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ready to be baked

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thanksgiving is all about stuffing right? Stuffed turkey, stuffed squash, and stuffed our belly πŸ˜‰

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I made stuffed kabocha with quinoa and pomegranate

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everything ready for the guests to arrive

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while we waited, Sofia played and munched puffs

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although we dine in, I still dressed up for the occasion

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Okay. the menu:

Harvest salad made with kale, roasted squash, quinoa, cranberry and dressed with fig balsamic + olive dressing. YUM YUM YUM~~~

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Roasted kabocha stuffed with quinoa and pomegranate

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Sauteed green beans

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Sour cream mashed potato

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Sausage cornbread stuffing that was ABSOLUTELY delicious!!! Are we allowed to eat stuffing in non thanksgiving days??? πŸ™„

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Sarah brought turkey with gravy (store bought)

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Sofia and Tara were eager to start the meal

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My plate: a bit of everything!!! I loved all the side dishes, the turkey was just the excuse to have all the other dishes. After this, I had more of the side dishes, soooo good!!!

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Sarah also brought dessert. She made a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing

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and a pecan pie

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together with cream peach ice cream!

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We really did stuffed ourselves. πŸ˜‰

As the adults chat, the babies played with the turkey

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Does she look like me? I swear I looked like her when I was her age!

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my celebration buddy~~

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It was a lovely thanksgiving celebration, the first of our extended family tradition for years to come! πŸ˜€

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3 responses to “Life: Thanksgiving 2013

  1. Looks & sounds like a great Thanksgiving celebration!

    I love the second of last pic of Sofia!

    Have a great week!

  2. a lovely celebration indeed! that kale salad looks super tasty πŸ™‚

  3. What a delicious looking feast!

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