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Monday, November 26, 2012

thanksgiving: the fallout

Sorry for my absence. I was sucked into the vortex known as thanksgiving break. We had such a great 5 days filled with lots of food, drink, playdates and birthday parties. I was sad to see the boys off to school this morning.

We relinquished Thanksgiving hosting duties to my parents for the first time in a few years. And what a treat is was to be a guest!

I made my annual cranberry / blueberry pie:

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and roasted carrots and parsnips. Mr. Meremade made his traditional Greek dill salad and "gigantes" beans.

And look what our friend Michelle made......a turkey fruit salad!
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How clever is that? It gets the craftastic award for sure!

There was a little imbibing while the at-home preparations were taking place:

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The table was so elegant:

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 I tried to get a family photo of the four of us - we have so few! And you gotta love the "Movember Moustache"!!

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And that's about all the photos I got of the big day!

The next morning there was a turkey egg-white omelette:

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Somebody was very exciting about losing his second front tooth:
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I ran the Gobble Wobble 5K in Santa Monica with some friends to try and run off all that eating!

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And with the leftover pie crust (I had about a tennis ball size left) I made these mini berry pies in muffin tins to take to our friends house for dessert last night:

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I hope you all had a relaxing Thanksgiving!!!





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