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Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

Fam!!! The Holidays are in full swing and as we look forward to all the fun, here is a bit of our Thanksgiving weekend recap…so sit back, relax and maybe grab a cookie and cup of something warm and toasty cuz this post, is a bit of a longer one.

For us, Thanksgiving weekend starts the Wednesday of Thanksgiving week! This year Julia and the girls dropped by to help get things cooking!

Honestly many hands make light work…. And if T licks a bowl clean you know you’re on the right track for a tasty sauce!😂

This year we tried out a few new twists on classic staples of our Thanksgiving feast…we have made meatballs a few different ways but this truffle barbecue one is by far our new favorite! We have to test it a few more times before we give you all the recipe! Haha

Of course we stuck to the recipe for our Brown Butter Garlic Mac & Cheese! If it’s not broken don’t fix it! Haha and this recipe is most certainly not broken!

We were thankful to take a break from the cooking and eat a burger from Buns Burgers in Rhinebeck, NY.

We of course broke into the banana pudding from Magnolia….ehhh we had to make sure the gluten free option was edible 😳😂 it definitely was! After, we went back into the kitchen, cranked up the music and cooked for a couple more hours…then it was bedtime!

The next morning we were up fairly early to go pick up our friend Leah from the train station.

We got home had a lovely brief moment to chat and catch up over a cup of coffee…then we all went into prep mode!

Jenneka started on the floral arrangements for the tables…

As I played with plate & napkin combinations.

We had a very loose vision of what we wanted the table to look like, but in the end, it turned out way better than we could have imagined!

We also set up a photo booth downstairs, so our guests could have a bit of fun between dinner and dessert!

We tested it out and weren’t mad about the outcome!

In went the Turkey! Leah really jumped into the mix this weekend, helping in so many ways! This gal is a trooper!

She also created a beautiful charcuterie platter to welcome our guests!

One final look at the table before we put all the extraneous things away and get dressed for the evening ahead!

We lit the candles just before everyone started to arrive!

Drinks were poured…

The food kept hot, even as outlets were blowing out like candles in the wind (haha, it wouldn’t be a holiday without some wild house thing happening…one year a light switch caught fire 2 days before Easter, one Thanksgiving the pipes under the sink burst, the next year the sink faucet broke, another year we lost power the night before Thanksgiving due to a storm and got it back an hour before guests arrived…so yeah, this year was thankfully very mild!)

All smiles as every dish made it out to the buffet tables!

We had a lovely intermission between dinner and dessert and enjoyed a bit of fun in the photobooth!

Very very Vogue!

Some had more fun than others….

Of course Liv and Taya had to be queens of the photobomb in the guys photos 😂


And the whole Fam!

Even Honey made her guest appearance!

After our “photo shoot” we were ready for dessert!

We ended the evening with delectable sweets, a round of the Thanksgiving game (a tradition of ours where everyone writes what they are thankful for on a piece of paper, that paper gets thrown into a hat and as each note is read we have to guess who wrote it) and wonderful conversation!