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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving in December

This was a strange Thanksgiving for my family.  Not strange in a bad way.  Just strange in a well, unusual way.

Charlie was finishing up his term abroad in Berlin so Ted went over to meet him.  From Berlin, they went to Prague where they had a great time sightseeing, drinking beer,  and drinking more beer.  (Charlie has been careful to note throughout his time in Berlin that (1) the legal drinking age is 16 and (2) beer is cheaper than water.  Apparently the same holds true for Prague.)

Kate and I didn't go because she is a junior in high school this year and just couldn't miss school.  But all was not lost for us girls.  We hit the road and went up to New York for the long holiday weekend.  We had a lovely Thanksgiving with my cousins and then Kate got to spend lots of time with her camp friends.  I got to spend lots of time with my good friends Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's.  A win for both Kate and I.  (Ted would say it was a loss for him as my credit cards went along for the ride.)

The upshot of all this is that Friday night I am cooking a late Thanksgiving for my family now that we are all back together.  I'm going to make Ina Garten's Stuffed Turkey Breast, sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.  I have a full day of preparation ahead of me.

I can't wait.  Having all four of us together for Thanksgiving, albeit a late one, is a celebration that will be well worth the wait.


  1. Glad your family is all together now, enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration.

  2. Glad that Ted and Charlie got home safe. Enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner!