Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and loved ones! And those of you who worked or shopped the Black Friday sales last night – hats off to you!

This year’s Thanksgiving was amazing. We had a wonderful time last night with my husband’s side of the family, and indulged in traditional Thanksgiving feast, prepared by a chef at Kevin’s sister’s workplace. We were impressed with how the turkey came out extra moist and delicious, even after it sat there for a few hours.

In addition to the usual mashed potatoes and stuffing that came with the meal (plus bread pudding for dessert), there were a few other delicious homemade flares, like vegetable soup, fried shrimp, tomato salad, green bean casserole, sautéed French haricot verts, and chirashizushi.

I wish I took pictures of Porto’s Fruit Tart and Rustic Tart that we had for dessert. They were amazing, as usual (although the Rustic Tart, unfortunately, was not as good as the first time we tried it a few weeks back). It’s always very crowded at this famous Cuban café and bakery, but this day was extra crazy. When I got there around 11:30 a.m. to pick up the tarts, the line went out the door, and went around the building, into the parking lot!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week relaxing and spending time with your loved ones!