Thanksgiving 2013

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!

This day went off without a hitch, and very relaxing. I couldn’t cook a darn thing, no apps, desserts or anything, which is frustrating, but a blessing. For the first time ever, while my husband went off with his buddies on their annual pancake breakfast and HS football game, I got to spend the morning with the girls taking our sweet ass time getting ready and watching the Macy’s parade. My kids rarely showed interest, until this year! This is a big deal!! I love the parade.

We spent Thanksgiving over my parents.  Which made it easier on my mind not having a kitchen, cause my mom and dad do everything, and I mean everything! We hooked up the dessert of course, but they do everything else. My mom out did herself again with her menu. It was all delicious and went down way way too easily! Especially the wine!

We had a small crew spend the day together, as my oldest sister lives in Italy and my older sister was visiting her in-laws in the Mid-west, and my in-laws stayed together…but it was real pleasant even if they were all missed. Time flew, my kids had a great time with their Nonni’s attention (they love Nonno and Nonna so much!!), and I am still stuffed 9 hours later!  I think I curbed that pesky craving I’ve been having to pig out all week.  I think!. I hope..at least! (quick note on my weight…I have kept steady with it! Haven’t gained a lb since my last drop!! This is a HUGE deal, and I am secretly extra thankful for my ability to keep weight!!)

Here are a few shots of our sweet day. I didn’t take my camera out all that much, but did snap a few good shots of my family and the amazing feast!

Thanksgiving is not over for me yet!  Friday night is Friendsgiving, and I am looking forward to that..like I do every year!!

Love you guys!

xoxoxo

The sisters!  They got all decked out in their leopard outfits.  So cute!

The sisters! They got all decked out in their leopard outfits. So cute!

My girls are adorable!

My girls are adorable!

Blurry but still cute.

Blurry but still cute.  Cannot wait till this construction is over for a clean house again!

A little fashion show before we went out.

A little fashion show before we went out.

Il brodo, my mom's chicken broth...I almost stole this and left the family alone.  lol  it's THAT good.

Il brodo, my mom’s chicken broth…I almost stole this and left the family alone. lol it’s THAT good.

heh I just like this bird bottle opener, it makes me smile. :)

heh I just like this bird bottle opener, it makes me smile. 🙂

The table set and ready for the day!

The table set and ready for the day!

My mom making the tortellini con brodo.  So drooly good.

My mom making the tortellini con brodo. So drooly good.

My Dad and I.

My Dad and I.

Sauteed pumpkin with brown sugar.  This is seriously the best dish.

Sautéed pumpkin with brown sugar. This is seriously the best dish. AND my favorite veg of all..broccoli!

Roasted potatoes

Roasted potatoes, stuffed mushrooms and artichokes/peas/mushrooms…. And yes, that is a 40oz of Miller High Life in the background..next time I am buying two so my aunt can be toazty and happi.  More wine for me!

Some stuffed mushrooms..

Some stuffed mushrooms..

My girls waiting patiently for dinner.

My girls waiting patiently for dinner.

A shot of the turkey, this was so last minute!  Sorry for the angle!!!!!!!!!!!!1

A shot of the capon!  We don’t eat turkey often!  This shot was so last minute! Sorry for the angle!!!!!!!!!!!!1

A close up of my mom's stuffing.  It's a sausage stuffing that you cook IN THE BIRD. It's by far my fav way to have stuffing.  My mom's is the best.  Y U M

A close up of my mom’s stuffing. It’s a homemade sausage stuffing that my mom cooks IN THE BIRD. It’s by far my fav way to have stuffing. My mom’s is the best. Y U M

Crafts for the kids!

Crafts for the kids!

Dessert!

Dessert!

My mom made killer lady finger cookies stuffed with marscapone.  So pretty too!

My mom made killer lady finger cookies stuffed with marscapone. So pretty too!

No holiday is complete without someone passing out on the couch!  :)

No holiday is complete without someone passing out on the couch! 🙂

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