When it comes to the holidays, David and I prefer the low-key approach. Neither of us have family in the Pacific Northwest, but we still wanted to treat ourselves to a nice, traditional Thanksgiving dinner with ALL the stops. Deviled eggs for breakfast, and then turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes (my personal favorite side dish, which we almost burnt), and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top for dinner. Most people choose Thanksgiving to invite all their friends over to cook and host a party, but that all sounds like too much work. Too much chaos. Too much planning.
Instead, we celebrated just the two of us…in our sweatpants all day. I went to hot yoga in the morning and made some last-minute grocery purchases but that’s it! I literally spent all day on the couch in my bathrobe watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, while David divided his time between football and cooking. Around 5pm, when the sun finally went down, we had our first binge eat followed by dessert a few hours later, around Family Feud time. We realized that exactly this day last year, we were en route from LA to Portland. We most likely crashed in a motel room somewhere in Northern California on Thanksgiving night.
Even though it was just the two of us tonight, we made up for missing the celebration last year. Now we’ll have leftovers for god knows how long…not that I’m complaining about eating pie and sweet potatoes for the next few weeks. I’m so fucking stuffed right now, you have no idea. Actually, you probably do, considering the nature of this holiday. Even back home in Prague my mom ALWAYS cooked Thanksgiving dinner. It’s really just an excuse to stuff your face and drink a bunch. But in all seriousness, I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My family, pets, health, friends, boyfriend, job, home, and the awesome city I live in.
What are YOU guys most thankful for this year? Comment below, I’d love to hear!