November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

I'm sad to have arrived at the end of a long Thanksgiving weekend.  I'm on call at work today and my sister is heading back to Green Bay.  I really enjoyed hosting my first Thanksgiving, and am thankful there were just three of us this time around.

I made pomegranate balsamic brussels sprouts, ciabatta herb stuffing, cranberry-orange relish, maple sweet potato puree, carola mashed potatoes, raspberry chiffon pie and mini pecan tarts.  Oh, and Chris the carnivore made cornish game hens wrapped in bacon for him and my meat-eating sister.

The weather here in Wisconsin was gorgeous on Thursday, so we headed to Pike Lake in the afternoon to hike.  This was my first time seeing QRcodes while hiking...we learned all about gray squirrels :)

The remainder of our weekend involved movies, games and putting up our Christmas tree.  I watch Love Actually every year while decorating for Christmas, which my sister had never seen! 

I really like Christmas, but I prefer Thanksgiving which focuses on family and food, instead of gifts and maxing out credit cards.  The appeal of Black Friday shopping is lost on me.  Shopping from the comfort of my home on Cyber Monday is different though :)


  1. I've got my eye on making that raspberry chiffon pie for Christmas.... I love the movie Love Actually, especially all the music in it!

  2. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I love the rare warm holidays. It always feels good to take a walk after stuffing yourself!

  3. Your food looks amazing. I would have loved to sit at your Thanksgiving table :)