We had a nice and cozy first Thanksgiving. We were still living out of boxes for the most part, but I worked on setting up our bedroom and kitchen, so that we could enjoy our first Thanksgiving meal in our new home.
We took a break from unpacking on Thursday, slept in a little, enjoyed our first cup of coffee in the morning and then I started preparing our little feast around 1 p.m.
We traditionally make a hen, not a turkey, if it’s only the two of us. It’s plenty of food and we still have leftovers. As sides, we decided on gnocchi (small potato dumplings), red cabbage, green beans and delicious mushroom stuffing and gravy this year.
I set up and decorated our table a little bit in the afternoon.
I watched reruns of Friends in the afternoon, drank copious amounts of tea and than later we had some apple blossoms with vanilla ice-cream for dessert.
Every year, J is excited for pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and every year, we end up buying these little individual apple pies, because I am not a fan of pumpkin pie and J doesn’t want to eat a whole one on his own. Ha. One of these days, he’ll get a piece of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, I hope.
I did not do any Black Friday shopping at all. I usually only shop for things that I would usually buy anyway or get started on my Christmas list, but my mindset wasn’t there yet. I have a feeling I’ll be a little late with my Christmas preparations this year. Have you gotten started already?
The rest of the weekend was busy with unpacking boxes, purging more stuff (who knew that some people – me apparently! – purge before AND after moving?), getting some stuff out of a temporary storage locker and erasing the signs of our recent move as soon as possible. I can’t stand living out of boxes any longer than absolutely necessary.
I am not saying that there isn’t more to do (we have to hang up photos and artwork for example), but at least, everything is put away for the most part.
On Sunday we took advantage of the glorious fall weather and went for a long walk. We’re back to blue skies and colorful fall foliage here in Northern California and for that, I am so thankful.
How was your Thanksgiving? Did you travel or stay home?