We had a terrific Thanksgiving at my parents’ house this year – full of food, fun, and family! My parents usually like to have “just us” (sigh) for holidays and usually exclude our extended family (aunts, uncles, grandparents), but this year, they invited my dad’s side of the family and it was awesome! It was awesome because of that – and that alone. I love big family gatherings, and we finally got to have one this year!
We came back on Friday and spent the rest of the weekend as our family of three… sort of! We hosted a friends Thanksgiving potluck and we made the prime rib and an apple pie. Our friends brought traditional sides (yay since my parents don’t do traditional meals) and three different marshmallow dishes. I didn’t know how good marshmallow dishes could be (again, because my parents do nothing traditional when it comes to food) – I had seconds of them all!
We bought a tiny little tree for Matthew this year since he’ll be obsessed with it and would have a hard time keeping away from a big tree full of glass ornaments. Already, he’s loved on his tree over and over again and I don’t see it stopping. My sister came with her three kids to stay the night last night – craziness! We had left-over prime rib that we put in baked sandwiches with Munster cheese. They were better than the original roast (they ALWAYS are!) and everyone was happy! Fun times!
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