My family is unlike most when it comes to major holidays. We’re usually pretty low key and spend Thanksgiving with just the four of us, though mom usually has to work (casinos never close after all), so it’s usually just my sister, step-dad, and me. This year, Jon joined the three of us, and we had a Thanksgiving lunch before my step-dad took a nap, and Bre, Jon, and I played a few games of Heads Up before Jon taught my sister and I to play Rummy.
Then we all did some Black Friday shopping, but really, it wasn’t Black Friday because it was still Thursday. We went to Best Buy and Jon bought me an early birthday/Christmas gift – a new camera! I’m so excited about it. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of my puppy. I bought a crap ton of movies as I always do, my sister bought some scarves at Target, and my step-dad got a new phone. I’d say it was pretty successful.
I guess one Thanksgiving isn’t enough though, because Jon and I hosted our first Friendsgiving on Saturday too. I’ve always said I would love to be a housewife and host a bunch of parties, so I was reliving a future dream a bit. I loved finding printables and recipes on Pinterest and bringing out all the fall decor.
It was a potluck, but Jon and I went a little overboard with food. Jon made a turkey and ham. I made some stuffing, bacon guacamole deviled eggs, and a veggie/meat/cheese tray that was shaped like a turkey and served with ranch a cheese ball (a freaking delicious cheese ball). We also served some mac and cheese that was leftover from Thanksgiving and some potato salad freshly bought from Sam’s Club.
|These bacon guacamole devilled eggs were so freaking delish!|
|A lot more food was added after this picture was taken.|
It’s always fun getting together with my girls, and everything was so delicious! I was even a dork and bought to go boxes so every could bring some food home. We had some leftovers too and we enjoyed Friendsgiving leftovers for Sunday brunch. (Mainly the bacon cheese ball with crackers. That thing was so delicious!)
How was your Thanksgiving weekend?