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Thanksgiving 2023 Recap! • Kath Eats


We had an exquisite lengthy Thanksgiving weekend! Right here’s a recap of our time with household. 

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? We hung out with plenty of completely different relations, and it was an incredible feast. (My burnt orange costume was the right alternative – so comfy!)

Fortunately, the whole lot went easily and nobody acquired sick! Our new kitchen and eating room have been so pretty to entertain in. I can’t say how a lot the additional house shined with a dozen folks in the home! From the additional areas I deliberate in the course of the renovation to tuck away casserole carriers to the additional sink and drink station to the lengthy bar space – the house was good. 

The brand new Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail recipe I’m engaged on was successful!

I spent a superb period of time in my new sauna blanket (OBSESSED!), and did extra procuring than regular this yr too. The Black Friday / Cyber Monday offers appeared additional good this yr! Beautycounter modified its provide from 20% off + a free present to a flat 30% off the entire web site yesterday, so in the event you’re available on the market for some clear skincare, make-up, self-care presents, or physique product, that is by far one of the best deal supplied all yr. 

Right here’s the recap rewinding again to Tuesday…

Thanksgiving 2023 Recap!

Mother + Dad Arrived

My mother and father arrived on Tuesday and it was so enjoyable for them to get to see our new home for the primary time!

Gus acquired his annual present from Grammie and tore it aside in minutes:

Birch acquired a brand new Star Wars ebook that they learn many occasions over!

Al Carbon

For dinner on Tuesday we ordered my mother and father’ favourite Cville takeout – Al Carbon rooster! It’s so good, and the sauces and plantains are one of the best.

Health + Sauna Chill out

On Wednesday they babysat the boys whereas Thomas and I went to a fitness center class collectively. After which we took turns within the HigherDOSE sauna blanket. I purchased it 20% off whereas it’s on sale this week, and it arrived on Wednesday.

We’re each sauna folks and prefer to sweat. We’ve each used it on a regular basis because it arrived on Wednesday! I plan to do a assessment weblog submit, however the brief assessment is that it’s VERY sizzling (and I’m solely on stage 5), straightforward to make use of, straightforward to retailer underneath a mattress or behind a closet. It’s additionally simply so enjoyable with layers of infrared warmth, charcoal, crystals (!) and clay – the advantages should not nearly warmth (try their web site for extra inf0). We’ve been placing on guided meditations. I did find yourself shopping for the towel inserts to go along with it as a result of I do know they’ll improve the expertise! 

Baking like a turkey!

Birch even loves it (however don’t fear, we’ve it on the bottom lukewarm setting for him!).

Lunch at Botanical

Dad and Thomas took the children to Get Air trampoline park whereas Mother and I acquired a uncommon kid-free women lunch at Botanical! She loves cauliflower and naturally we had the sticky cauli bowls and break up a jam bar.

Date Evening at Conmole

After we did some Thanksgiving facet cooking, Thomas and I dressed up for a date evening at Conmole! (Mother and Dad took the boys to Riverside.) We had margs, tamales, empanadas, and a rooster mole that was incredible. Plus a chocolate tres leches cake! 

Thanksgiving Prep

After all of the discuss of being ready for Thanksgiving, that is what my eating desk regarded like at 10 a.m.:

However we mounted that proper up! I like setting a desk. 

Whereas I did home issues, Thomas did meals issues and roasted the turkey. 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Our friends arrived at 1 p.m., and we had a cheese board and champagne whereas we completed cooking and watching soccer. We had such stunning porch climate that I do want we had moved the desk out!

The Crew

(minus Nash who got here later!)

Late evening pie choice!

Black Friday + The Relaxation Of The Weekend

Friday morning the robotic vac was the primary individual up cleansing up all of the crumbs! (The one I’ve is $300 off immediately!)

I had a cranberry sauce yogurt bowl for breakfast after which a turkey + candy potato spinach salad for lunch. 

Kung Fu Tea

Mazen was dying to take. my mother and father to Kung Fu Tea for boba, so we made that their farewell cease earlier than they headed dwelling to Hillsborough. Mango slush for all!

Trolls Film

Thomas went {golfing} for the afternoon, so I took the boys to see the Trolls film! It was nice – I cherished it!

Thanksgiving Re-Do!

On Friday evening we had Thanksgiving once more, together with some sizzling pie in a mug!

Saturday With Layton!

On Saturday I went to my favourite exercise class, after which acquired dressed as a result of Layton got here to spend the day/evening with us!

Turkey Sliders for lunch

Beef Stew

We went to the grocery retailer and picked up components for a hearty beef stew. It took just a few hours to simmer within the oven, however boy was it value it. We used each stew beef and brief ribs plus potatoes, leeks, carrots, celery, inexperienced beans, broth, and purple wine. 

On Sunday morning Layton and I went to yoga collectively and had a low-key, enjoyable remainder of the day. I’m pumped to have a pleasant quiet week after the busy vacation. Till Christmas picks up in full swing! 



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