This weekend was a whirlwind! It all started on Friday when my beau picked me up from work. His parents were visiting from Winnipeg for Thanksgiving weekend and, oh what a weekend we had planned! We had dinner at Park on Friday, an amazing Japanese restaurant that marries Korean and South American flavours in delicious dishes. It continued into Sunday when my beau’s sister, brother-in-law and cute little nephew visited from Ottawa. We spent most of Sunday in the kitchen preparing a feast (there is no other word to describe the amount of food we cooked up), making a little time for walk to enjoy the gorgeous weather we had. Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and sweet and spicy shrimp for appetizers, followed by turkey, tex mex cornbread stuffing, maple glazed Brussels sprouts, baked cauliflower, succotash, roasted carrots and mashed potatoes. The meal was made that much better when my mom (and best friend) and my brother joined us. The meal was topped of with four different desserts, including two kinds of pumpkin pie, maple pecan squares and almond chocolate chip bar created by my mom and mom-in-law. Clearly you can see where I get my love of cooking from. Good food and great company, what more do you need for a perfect meal.
I had particularly love table decor. Each and every detail that you could think of comes together to create an autumn setting that is inviting and cozy. I particularly love the beautiful flowers my beau got me on Friday (just because), and the cute vintage-looking tea lights that emitted a warm glow for our feast.
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what you have. A time to forget about the material things we tend to bitch about everyday and focus on what really matters. This beautiful weekend spent with family made me realize once again how grateful I am for the family I was born in, the family who adopted me and the wonderful boyfriend who keeps me grounded and reminds me of all the amazing things I have in my life. For all these reasons, I am truly grateful.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!