Thanksgiving dinner & things in life…

Hello beautiful people 😀

It’s been a few days I know! But I swear since @mymamus and I came back from Greece it has been totally crazy for one reason or the other. So what’s up lately? Not anything too exciting I admit. More like me buried under tons of data analysis for an upcoming presentation, filling out reports and working like usual… As for fitness well I admit to NOTHING!

After the marathon both my body and mind needed a break. I felt totally burnt out, so I have not run/worked out in about 2 weeks (and change…) and yo know what? I am OK with that! I listened to my body and waited till it felt rested enough to start being active again. And I think right about now is the time! Tuesday was the first time in weeks that I woke up and felt rested! So yes, we are good!

I am slowly getting into it again… Eating mindfully and start being more active! Tonight will be the first time I do a weight session after I don’t even know how long 😀 😀 😀 totally can’t wait!!!

So, what about Thanksgiving?!?!?! Some of you might have gotten a glimpse of photos on FB that might need an explantion LOL! like this one…

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World meet our new family addition Sir Pickleton (of Tooting) the 3rd 🙂 Isn’t he the cutest ?!?!?!LOL!! He wasn’t suppose to stay but life being funny and all he ended up staying with us for good! He is the perfect cuddling machine hahaha! (do note @mymaus face as he is trying to photobomb my photo … priceless)

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Oh and maybe this one?

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Yes once every blue moon I turn into a domesticated housewife from the ’60s! And totally loving it ❤

We also had the best company!! Our friends Katalin, and Sabine and Glenn (my friend Corey’s hubby) along with mr.Ripley of course who stole the spotlight immediately! Isn’t he the cutest??

 

And what about food, you shall ask….and you shall receive 😉

We started with some (homemade) orange cranberry bellinis – I cant believe I actually managed a 3 coloured cocktail!!! – jaw dropped –

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And a cheese platter and nibbles…

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Then we had mushroom and chestnut creamy soup – Yum! The recipe was a courtesy of @mymamus’s mum – Thank you @taleoftworuns_M&M ❤

For main I used this turkey recipe  with bourbon and apples stuffed with oranges, celery and cranberries. SUCCESS!

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For side dishes we had creamy Brussel sprouts with bacon and sweet potato mush topped with caramelised pecans 😀 I wasn’t very good at taking photos and cooking at the same time …

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Along with cranberry chutney and homemade traditional Greek milk pie for dessert.

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Of course, when you live in a small apartment and you are trying to cook a big turkey you NEED to be creative… So when the recipe called for a “completely submerge to the marinade” turkey well… we kinda had to improvise…

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Yes that is the mop bucket containing the turkey in my fridge… Yes it is a new bucket that i haven’t ever used for its actual use…. Yes I did wash it VERY well before using it and YES I did lined it up with a clean plastic bag before I put anything in it LOL! So technically the bucket was just a support to the overflowing plastic bag…

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Also note how the aluminium baking tray is all curled up at the sides…well that can happen when your over is too small for you turkey hahahaha!!! Oh well… logistics…

All and all it was an awesome day, spent with wonderful people and both @mymamus and I are thankful for that 🙂

PS: don’t forget my christmas give away!!! You can enter here!

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4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving dinner & things in life…

  1. Very good job on the hostess gig! You made a beautiful meal. I’ve only brined a turkey once (in a bucket). We had to put it outside, but still had to keep making sure it was cold enough with ice. It was quite a task!! Our turkey took at least a half hour longer to cook than the recipe said. We were all pretty darn hungry by the time it was ready!

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