Thanks for Giving: 32 Pounds of Love

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! So this post is the first in a short series celebrating this glorious holiday, because I have just too much to show/write about for a foodie to cram it all into one post. Tonight I sit with a belly overflowing with turkey after an amazing Thanksgiving weekend. I am home from uni for 4 days and from start to finish, I have been eating non-stop. I love coming home for Thanksgiving weekend. It's the perfect little break away from school to come home. I mean, what's better than reuniting with your friends and family over fantastic food and drink surrounded by the beautiful colours and smells of autumn? It is definitely my favourite season and this weekend we had absolutely perfect weather.

Yesterday my family and I went apple-picking and took home massive bags of idared, spy and golden delicious fruits! What to do with 100 apples? Well bake of course! What an excuse for apple pie, dried apple chips, caramel apples and apple cider! I really went crazy in the kitchen this weekend, also making some yummy pumpkin treats including pumpkin cookies with a cinnamon glaze and a pumpkin loaf. Ah so many recipes to post about, and they will come shortly :)

Carrot Cake in a Jar?! Never seen this before, but it sounds magical!

Today we all headed to my aunt's for Thanksgiving dinner, where 4 families, 14 of us in total (that's right, 14) all crammed around a huge table for a wonderful feast. Squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, gravy, salads, stuffing, cranberries and of course, the turkey. But not just any turkey. A whopping 32 pounder. Yes, it was beautiful. Followed by 3 types of pie, pumpkin, apple and bumbleberry, and washed down with plenty of wine, it was a turkey dinner to remember. And of course, with my obsession with food, I got a bit too carried away and ended up eating far too much. But the stomach ache I have now was totally worth it. I don't think I'll be eating for a few days...

The biggest turkey I've ever partaken in eating


Oh pie, how I love you so

So I hope you all had a fabulous weekend of family and food! More posts to come, as I have some yummy new recipes to share. And next weekend is Thanksgiving number 2 with my housemates at uni, so hopefully I will have freed up some stomach room by then.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmm! Looks delicious! And we'll have to do it all over again in a week :) Round two!