Here's a peek into our Thanksgiving feast yesterday! It was a long day with lots of people, eating, dishes and speed Scrabble. As usual, Matt's fried turkey was a hit and a huge source of entertainment as we watched the bird bubbling in a vat of oil. (I'm telling ya, I'll never go back. 40 minutes in the fryer and you get the most moist and flavorful turkey you'll ever have.)
We got good use out of Matt's new cocktail shaker! I made some cranberry punch for the kids and me to sip on while the adults indulged in cocktails and margaritas. I missed the tradition of sipping on champagne during appetizers, but I will say that it saved me a lot of stomach room to not drink something so bubbly.
I think I'll share that chocolate cream pie recipe later this week, it was SO good. I made homemade pie crust for the first time too! Since Matt's gluten free, I usually get away with crustless pumpkin pies but this year I just went for it. Yum. Have I mentioned my appetite's back?
I'm so excited it's finally Christmas time! We kicked off the season with a couple showings of Home Alone, a few servings of leftovers and some Christmas decorating. I've been feeling a little out of sorts since we have been living out of suitcases since April (exaggeration...we have a dresser now), but I decided I wouldn't let it slow me down from some good ol' fashioned Christmas. We still aren't sure what's next for us, but we better decide soon! I'm getting close to the halfway mark of this pregnancy, how did that happen?
In the meanwhile, we are so thankful to be living at the Clother's and SO happy to be able to spend holidays with them while we're living away from family. We are blessed!