Thanksgiving was a blast this year. It’s always fun when families from all over the country can get together to celebrate family. This time around, we headed up to San Francisco to Irving’s mom’s house.
We left late on Wednesday night to ‘beat’ the traffic rush. We hit a little bit on the grapevine heading out of Los Angeles…
But after that, it opened up and it was actually a really nice drive. Per usual, we stopped at Harris Ranch for dinner. I love that place. One of these days, we’re going to spend the night there, it’s just so cute.
On Thanksgiving Day, we woke up, and the cooking began!
I made my favorite Sweet Potato Casserole (the recipe from my Aunt Donna that I make for Thanksgiving every year). It’s so good!
Before we knew it, EJ (Irving’s sister) and her wife Sarah had arrived…and jumped straight into the kitchen!
Sarah’s mom Mona and Nini struck up a conversation and entertained the cooks.
Irving also helped prepare our Thanksgiving meal…
Don’t worry…we woke him up to carve the Turkey!
Sarah made a fantastic Pecan Pie!
All the siblings-in-laws (is that a word?)
Our Turkey was AWESOME! I am not a huge turkey eater, but I really enjoyed this one.
Ok.. ready for the menu?
Wine & Rolls
Cranberry Sauce with Cream Cheese and Pecans
Sweet Potato Casserole
Peas with Pearl Onions
Green Bean Casserole
Pineapple and Cheese (I need to get this recipe, it was sugary goodness!)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cheers to a great family, all together!
And if that wasn’t enough food… perhaps we should have dessert? We had a whole bunch of treats including the Peacn Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake and these chocolate covered dates we brought back from Dubai!
We finished off the night with a fun game of ‘Apples to Apples’. Even Nini played, it was so fun!
And then I think we all fell asleep with food comas. What a fun day!