Friday, November 27, 2009

The most wonderful Thanksgiving

Well, if you'd read the previous post, you would know that I had know idea what my boyfriend had planned for Thanksgiving.

He did beautifully!

First of all, I need to impress upon you that the only time I've seen him in the kitchen, he was having trouble making boxed I didn't really know what to expect.

He'd gotten recipes from some of the folks he works with at Circus Circus, and spent days finding all the ingredients. (he can find anything in the snack aisle, but this was actual grocery shopping).

He made a beautiful ham with a root beer glaze, that was quite yummy hot, but even better late at night when we made sandwiches with it. He also made this dish of ground beef, peas and carrots, cooked in a pumpkin with a hard cider sauce. (This was my favorite, not only for the uniqueness, but also because it tasted so good I had seconds and thirds).

There were also veggies, rolls, salad and wine, though I must say, neither of us touched the salad because the other stuff was so tasty that we completely forgot it was there.

Afterward, he brought out a Christmas tree and ornaments that he'd bought. I haven't had a tree since I lived at home with mom 13 YEARS AGO! It's not that I didn't want one, but I would always be too busy and either alone (who wants one when they're alone, or with someone that was not too keen on helping).

We set it up by the fire, and included an electric train at the bottom that we'd found at a thrift store earlier this year. Never before have I felt like I was living in a Norman Rockwell painting until last night.

In Other News

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  1. WOW! I am very impressed with your boyfriend! That pumpkin full of stuff sounds neat, you should post the recipe.
    Thanks for starting the blog thread in the etsy forums!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! You are really a lucky girl having such a darling boyfriend.

  3. You had me laughing with the boxed mac-n-cheese. Sounds wonderful!

    Happy post-Thanksgiving Day!

    Justine @ Just Nibbles

  4. and great boyfriend! Thanks for sharing - fo;;owing your blog now!

  5. So glad you had such a great holiday!!

    We have a very fun and peaceful Thanksgiving also, with my daughter's in-laws a couple hours drive away.

  6. Wow! That sounds like a perfect day! And now I'm hungry after reading about your big feast!

  7. How wonderful for you. Isn't it great when our men surprise us with what we really want!


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