I did my Thanksgiving blog post early this year since I hosted Friendsgiving in the beginning of November. This year for Thanksgiving, my job was to enjoy a scrumptious meal prepared by my big brother and sister in lawI did, however, prepare my mother in law’s “Pineapple Souffle” (if she will let me, it will someday be in my cookbook).
It was a bit frightful to drive down to NC this year because we got a big storm with lots of rain. At some point they were calling for snow, ice, freezing rain and then it just became rain. The frightful part was feeling like we might not make it since traffic during holidays is a nightmare in the DC metro area. But not to worry! We left at 5am and made it in time for an early lunch. The drive was a bit scary on 95 south because it was POURING and I could barely see the lines on the highway. I just moved over to the right hand lane and went slow, better be safe than sorry right?
We made it mid-morning and were even greeted by a bit of snow! It was so nice and SO COLD! It didn’t stick or last long, but it was nice to see snow. My parents had also put up their Christmas decorations up a bit early since we were coming to visit. I love going to my parents house, they do such a beautiful job with decorations! We just got around to putting ours up this weekend! Hahaha! Better late than never! Plus the bonus was that it snowed yesterday while we put them up. Magical!
Well, here is a recap of Thanksgiving! I hope you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Below: Stealth. We also packed up our cats and took them with us
Below: Mom and Adam
Below: NC has some beautiful skies. I love that we can see the sunset from where my parents live
Below: Love the Turkey hats my brother and his wife got!!!
Brined Turkey with Gravy
Pineapple Souffle (Mother In Law’s Recipe)
Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce