I was able to go home for Thanksgiving and brought Shaun along with me. I love the holidays and being home is the perfect chance to reunite with friends and spend time with the family.
On the cooking side of Thanksgiving, I contributed two dishes, brussels spouts and pumpkin cheese cake. Apparently I have a thing for brussels sprouts because I made them last year too! This year I made Cider-Cinnamon Brussel Sprouts using a recipe I found in Self magazine. These were amazing; the apple, the pear, the cinnamon, the cider, all go perfectly with the brussels sprouts themselves and are the perfect side to any fall dinner. I also made Paula Deen's pumpkin cheesecake. I love pumpkin and I love cheesecake, so there was little not to like about this dish. I'm pretty sure everyone agreed, because we demolished that dessert.
|Cider-Cinnamon Brussels Sprouts|
|Shaun and I|
I mostly stayed away from major Black Friday shopping. I bought a few cheap movies and the She & Him Christmas CD to get me in the spirit. I've already been crafting and decorating away for Christmas, 'tis the season!