adventures of an american housewife in the south of france

A Thankful Thanksgiving

The Hub and I have spent a lazy day today watching football, reading and emerging from our turkey and stuffing induced hangover.  We had a fantastic Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and wonderful friends.  We are truly lucky to have amazing family, not only by blood and marriage, but also here in San Francisco. For the past few years, The Hub and I have hosted Thanksgiving at our house, but after a noise incident last year (our celebrations get rowdy!) we decided to switch venues.  Matt & Leslie were our gracious hosts this year which was a nice change not only for us, but also for Figaro since our hosts happen to be the parents of his best friend, Zora.

Fig and Zora

It was a gorgeous, sunny but crisp day in San Francisco and we all chowed down on some delicious appetizers including Nickie's vegetarian brunch ring, Jim & Abby's stuffed mushrooms, and Roy & CJ's show-stopping Turkey Cheeseball.

Nickie's Veggie Brunch Ring - almost gone!

Jim & Abby's Stuffed Mushrooms

Roy & CJ's Turkey Cheeseball

Leslie prepared a beautiful table that we all filled with:
  • 2 kinds of Deep-Fried Turkey (Matt & Leslie's Herb Rub and our Brown Sugar Maple Rub)
  • Shoop's Brazilian style Tri-Tip Steak
  • The Hub's Cheesy Chive Mashed Potatoes
  • Jillian's Sweet Potatoes
  • My Bacon-Sausage Stuffing
  • Leslie’s Southern Cornbread Dressing
  • Tam’s Mac & Cheese
  • Mo’s Cranberry Sauce
  • Amanda’s Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Lots of wine
  • Apple Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • My Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes (recipe coming tomorrow)

Matt, Leslie & Zora - our hosts

The Hub with leftover turkey

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

It was a true feast!  I am so thankful for such a wonderful, happy and healthy life here in San Francisco.

4 Responses to “A Thankful Thanksgiving”

  1. Courtney Cantwell says:

    Looks like you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! I hope that one of these years we can come out there and celebrate with you. I am dying to try one of those deep fried turkeys!!

    Love you all and I love The Haute Housewife!!

  2. Tamar says:

    great recap, nats! loved spending the holiday with you and the hub. what a great weekend of mems!

  3. Julia says:

    i need to know more about the veggie brunch ring asap!!

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