Thanksgiving Weekend.

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Needless to say, it was a pretty great weekend of food + relaxation.

Thursday morning began with a Thanksgiving yoga class at the studio I attend. Yep, I opted for yoga instead of any turkey trotting and it was a good choice. It was a donation class and they were accepting canned goods for a local shelter, so that was very cool.

Thanksgiving dinner was spent with a good friend from work, her husband, and their young daughter. Our menu included turkey (of course!), cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, lemon garlic green beans, and homemade buttery dinner rolls. For dessert, we had apple pecan pie, chocolate buttermilk pie, and bambusa (?), a Middle Eastern inspired dessert which was basically sponge cake soaked with honey. So good. I need to get that recipe and re-create. All in all, everything was great…food and company. Jose and I always miss our respective families around Thanksgiving but it’s also become a special time to create our own traditions, or lack thereof. As we were talking about our plans for this year, we came to the realization that since moving to Kansas City, we have not done the same thing twice on Thanksgiving. And I think that’s kind of cool.

The rest of the weekend was mostly just relaxing and included watching the entire first season of Boardwalk Empire (so good-and so addicting!), seeing Thor, decorating for Christmas, and doing just a teeny tiny bit of shopping.

It’s always exceptionally difficult to return to work after an extended weekend, but at least we are only 3 weeks away from more time off at Christmas.

I hope you all had a wonderful (and relaxing!) Thanksgiving!