It’s All About That Turkey

Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.

Good company, delicious food and very little stress. It’s alllllll about the turkey & being thankful for all the good things in life.

This year I had a million little things to be thankful for and therefore, decided to bring Thanksgiving to London.

This is what my miniature fridge looks like packed with dinner for 11. It’s a bit like Jenga. Taking one thing out runs the risk of everything toppling out!

Mini Fridge

Mama & I decided to keep a traditional menu with mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing (GF)brussels sprouts with butternut squash, cranberries & toasted pecans – holy yum, this recipe was amazing! Maple glazed carrots, cornbread and of course gravy!

Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Sides

And, the guest of honor of course. He still had a few feathers sticking out of him – fresh off the farm!

The Guest of Honor

My neighbors were kind enough to lend us a table and some extra chairs in order to accommodate the Thanksgiving crew.

Seating for twelve

Seating for twelve

Thanks Giving

Mama & daughter selfie. So happy to have her in London.

Like Mama like Daughter

Pretty soon the entire flat smelled of Thanksgiving. Corn bread, turkey, potatoes and roasted veg filled the air.

Turkey's Ready

Lovely Ladies

Thanksgiving Family

Doug & I

Rowan & Sarah

Mama & Michaela

Dinner was success, and as the turkey coma was starting to set in dessert came just in time and we all found our second stomachs.

Death by chocolate fudge cake (GF), trifle and Portuguese desserts to start, followed by homemade GF carrot cake cupcakes – by the talented Michaela!

Dessert

GF Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I may have eaten three…they were simply too dreamy to resist!

Carrot Cake Dreamy Muffins

There is so much to be thankful for this year and every day.

I’ve always felt incredibly blessed to have such a great group of friends and a family who has always been there when I need them, but this year in particular, I’ve felt their unending love & support.

I’m so grateful for old friends and new friends. Friends that have picked up the phone at all hours to answer my “OH MY GOD, what have a I done?!” calls. My friends that have promised to come visit (AND WHO HAVE VISITED!), and, friends & family that have sent little cards, boxes of sunshine and text messages that have brightened my entire week.

And for new friends, who have welcomed me to this new city, adopted me for holidays, celebrated birthdays and made each day in London a special one.

I wouldn’t have made it this far and in one piece, without all of you.

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

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