“I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite!” -Elf
Life is good.
My dad came to visit us for Thanksgiving. Great memories were made.
My husband and I hosted our first holiday. It was a success.
My mother in law and her husband are amazing. So is the pumpkin bread she made.
My sister in law is so cool. We had a sleepover party!
My father in law and family are full of holiday cheer. Thanksgiving dinner was fun.
I missed the rest of my family in Rhode Island and all over the world (Italy, Jordan, England, California, and more), but they were in our hearts with us!
Brunch was really fun (original menu here). All morning my sister in law and I chatted while cooking and watching the Thanksgiving parade and PhillyBoy went to pick up my dad. When PB returned with my dad and my mother in law and her husband arrived, it was time to eat! Everything went on the table at once, but I should have waited until right before everyone arrived to make the egg frittata muffins because they were at room temperature instead of hot. Besides that I’d say everything went really well! We ate, drank coffee and tea, and chatted and laughed. After brunch we watched part of our wedding video as we just got it and all relaxed. It was a fabulous brunch!
Yogurt bar with Oikos plain Greek yogurt (my favorite):
My mother in law’s pumpkin bread:
Roasted potato medley:
Mixed greens with pomegranate & walnuts in a Lucini fig balsamic vinaigrette:
Egg white frittata muffins with spinach and tomatoes (no bread):
Prosciutto e melone:
Za’atar bread (made with french baguette, brush of olive oil, and sprinkle of za’atar and then toasted in the toaster oven):
My yogurt bowl.. Yeah, I didn’t like it:
The holiday was so fun and it was great having my dad here! Remember: When hosting a party nothing has to be perfect- with a nice presentation no one will notice!
This post came two days late because my husband and I have been busy getting the house ready for Christmas! We just got back from Target where we bought our first tree!!!!!
We are currently watching Elf (my FAVORITE) and putting up our tree.
I feel so blessed.