02 December, 2011

Giving Thanks

Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned been away. It has been nearly two weeks since my last post... my goodness! Has it really been that long?!

Things in the Spirited household have been neither terribly busy, nor stagnant, but just enough, if you know what I mean. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast-cum-game night with a few friends. It was my first time in several years making pumpkin pie, and my first ever time making it from absolute scratch - including roasting a pumpkin.

my pies before going in the oven

There were actually many firsts for me this year for Thanksgiving. They are as follows...

My first:
  • celebrated Thanksgiving in Ireland
  • time cooking Thanksgiving dinner 
  • roasting a ham
  • time vegetarians outnumbered the omnivores (I made a special main course for them, and made sure that the stuffing and gravy were all vegetarian friendly - pretty much the only thing that wasn't was the ham)
  • entertaining more than 3 adults for a full meal and dessert (and games after!)

Not to mention that it was my husband's first ever Thanksgiving, and two of our guests' first as well. It was a blast.
We played Carcassonne and Pandemic (both are boardgames) with our friends, and enjoyed lots of laughs and fun.

Irish Coffee made by V

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