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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 members of the family, and it was an amazing feast. (My burnt orange gown was the proper selection – so comfy!)

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

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

I spent period of time in my new sauna blanket (OBSESSED!), and did extra buying than traditional this yr too. The Black Friday / Cyber Monday offers appeared further good this yr! Beautycounter modified its provide from 20% off + a free present to a flat 30% off the entire website yesterday, so for those who’re available on the market for some clear skincare, make-up, self-care items, or physique product, that is by far the perfect deal provided 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 bought his annual present from Grammie and tore it aside in minutes:

Birch bought a brand new Star Wars e-book 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 the perfect.

Health + Sauna Loosen up

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 have now each used it on a regular basis because it arrived on Wednesday! I plan to do a overview weblog submit, however the quick overview is that it’s VERY sizzling (and I’m solely on degree 5), straightforward to make use of, straightforward to retailer underneath a mattress or behind a closet. It’s additionally simply so stress-free with layers of infrared warmth, charcoal, crystals (!) and clay – the advantages should not nearly warmth (take a look at their web site for extra inf0). We’ve been placing on guided meditations. I did find yourself shopping for the towel inserts to go together with it as a result of I do know they are going to improve the expertise! 

Baking like a turkey!

Birch even loves it (however don’t fear, we now have 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 bought 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 Night time at Conmole

After we did some Thanksgiving aspect 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 improbable. 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 fastened that proper up! I really like setting a desk. 

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

Thanksgiving Dinner

Our company 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 particular person up cleansing up all of the crumbs! (The one I’ve is $300 off at the moment!)

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 bought 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 substances for a hearty beef stew. It took a couple of hours to simmer within the oven, however boy was it value it. We used each stew beef and quick 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, stress-free 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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