Friday, November 25, 2016

A Cozy Thanksgiving

The holidays are officially in full swing!  Here's a peak at our Thanksgiving.

This year, our Thanksgiving was so relaxing.  We had dinner at my in-laws & in usual style, everything was laid-back & absolutely delicious.  For my contribution to the meal, I made Kelsey Nixon's Carmelitas.  They were so easy, but full of fall flavor.

It was my first time making caramel from scratch & let me tell you, it made me feel like a rockstar.  The gooey caramel, paired with the pecans, chocolate & oats made for a decadent, warm bite.  I will be making these again & again.

We took our time in the morning, me making the Carmelitas & then Andrew whipping up his Corn Pudding.  He's been making this fluffy, corn souffle dish since we've been together (I think maybe even longer).  The eggs are so voluminous & rich, with lots of cream, cheese & corn sprinkled throughout.

In the early afternoon, we went over to the in-law's where we munched on delicious appetizers, including this fresh, fun shrimp cocktail from Andrew's Aunt Debbie.

Pre-dinner, there was the annual potato-peeling contest, which Andrew, his sister Katie & cousin Lucas have been holding since they were young.  I'm not sure who the winner was this year, but they are all impressive with a peeler.

And of course, there were arts & crafts!  I brought along some paper plates, scissors & markers for making fun, adult & kid friendly animals.  

Andrew's Aunt Honoria (check out her amazing work here), set up a holiday card-making station, which produced several works of art!

We had a lovely, relaxing & tasty Thanksgiving that finished up with drinks by the fire.  A good day in my book!  How was your turkey day?


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