POSTED BY: Stefanie LaSalle
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Holidays are always all about family. Rob and I are so thankful that we live close to both our families so we get to see everyone for the holidays. Christmas is pretty convenient because Rob's family has traditionally celebrated on Christmas Eve, while my family is all about the Day. Thanksgiving on the other hand, can get a little crazy.
Two full turkey dinners. Two heaping piles of mashed potatoes. Two baskets of rolls. Two bowls of stuffing. Hell, there's even a ham in there somewhere. Needless to say, we were the stuffed turkeys by the end of the day.
Our first stop was at Rob's mom's house for lunch. She made a sprawling feast, featuring three different meats, and a variety sides. AND APPLE PIE. And ice cream. And then we died.
Even though Rob has a humongous family (wait until Christmas Eve), Thanksgiving is pretty low key. The past two years, it's just been four of us - Rob, his mom, his brother and me - but this year we were honored to be joined by his Uncle Al.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of Mrs. Brodeur because she was flying around before lunch getting everything prepared and I didn't get any good shots of her. Then we were all in a food coma following lunch and I missed my chance.
But thank you Mrs. B!
Still recovering from lunch, we arrived at my parents house to find THIS resting on the stove. HOLY TURKEY.
We were excited to welcome my Aunt and Uncle who just moved back up to RI after living down south for many, many years. While the Turkey is usually the star at Thanksgiving, I have to say, my dad's mashed potatoes usually get everyone's attention. The only other time he makes them is Easter (which is at my place) and I definitely exercise my host privileges and keep a few extra leftovers for myself.
My mom never returns a dish empty. As soon as I can breath again, I'm digging in!
Thanksgiving dinner went off without a hitch. Well, almost without a hitch. SOMEONE wasn't paying attention and we ended up losing a baster. RIP Baster. You've kept many turkeys moist over the years.
After everything was clean, and the guests left, we went to bed. Stores weren't going to shop themselves on Black Friday! My mom and I have gone shopping every years since I was in college. It's not really any extra deal for us, but more an excuse for us to have a girl's day every year.
Enjoy the rest of your long holiday weekend and don't eat too many leftovers!