Come For Thanksgiving Next Year

Holy Moly! When did December get here?

Pardon me for taking almost an entire week to wake up from my food coma and get back into the swing of things.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (and to those reading outside the U.S., I hope the end of November treated you well!)

I know it’s cliché but I’m so thankful that I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family and Jeff this year. For reasons I’d rather not discuss, I nearly missed the opportunity to celebrate, but through a fortunate turn of events on Wednesday afternoon, Jeff and I were able to make the last-minute trip to New York to spend four wonderful days with my family.

Thanksgiving is my mom’s favorite holiday and this was the third one we’ve celebrated without my father. I’m finding that the holidays get a tiny bit easier every year and this was probably the best one yet!

This was also my fourth vegetarian Thanksgiving and, I have to say, it’s hard to feel bad about skipping the turkey when there’s pumpkin ravioli with butter sage sauce and bourbon mashed sweet potatoes on the table.

Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter Sage Sauce

Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Let me tell you, If you’re a vegetarian and find yourself missing meat next Thanksgiving, just head on over to my mom’s house and she’ll set you up.

Even if you’re not a vegetarian, come on over to my mom’s house next year. I’m sure she won’t mind. 

Seriously. You won’t be disappointed.

Because if next year’s feast is anything like this year’s, there will be green bean casserole and stuffin’ muffins.

Green Bean Casserole

Stuffin Muffins

What’s in a stuffin’ muffin, you ask?  I don’t really know, but they are delicious. I promise.

Come to my mom’s next year, and I can guarantee you will eat three different types of dessert.


I can also promise that Buddy will wait at least three days before stealing half the leftover turkey out of the fridge.

Buddy Harpoon

You think I’m kidding.

Come for Thanksgiving next year, and we’ll indulge in a morning-after breakfast made up of bagels and fruit. (Yes, more food.)


And you’ll get to enjoy coffee and conversation with my niece, Eloise.


And play checkers with my nephew, Nicholas.


Come over for Thanksgiving next year and my mom and I will invite you along on a weekend tea date to Charlotte’s.

Charlotte's Tea Room, Warwick, NY

Charlotte's Tea Room, Warwick, NY

Charlotte's Tea Room, Warwick, NY

Where I’ll detox with a salad…


…and then share the most delicious chocolate cake of my life with you…

Chocolate Cake, Charlotte's Tea Room, Warwick, NY

Come to my mom’s for Thanksgiving next year, and, like me, you’ll never want to go back home.

Come on over for Thanksgiving next year…


Buddy will be waiting.

What were the highlights of your Thanksgiving weekend?

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  1. I want those bagels!! I’ve never actually sat in that room at charlottes before! That salad is THE BEST. 🙂 I usually get the cheesecake. I will need to have that brownie next time. I tried some of the Apple Dumpling when we went and it was SO GOOD. 🙂 Mmmm

  2. Looks like you had an awesome Thanksgiving! This is also my fourth vegetarian Thanksgiving, and honestly, I never miss any of the traditional fares – there is so much amazing vegetarian food out there. And, we should totally meet-up sometime. I’ll send you an an email!

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