Happy American Turkey Day

pro-church-media-441073chris-lawton-154388simon-maage-351417Happy American Turkey Day!

Thanksgiving is, hands down, my favorite holiday. What more could you want than food, family and leftovers? Most years, we host Thanksgiving at my parent’s and invite my mom’s graduate students and colleagues over. It’s usually potluck style so we end up with an eclectic assortment of food (my mom’s Biriyani is the most requested dish) and very few leftovers.

This year, however, we threw an early Friendsgiving since my parents and I are traveling (in two different locations!*). And honestly, it was one of my favorite celebrations to date! Since we were able to invite 25 of our closest friends, neighbors, and colleagues without encroaching on actual thanksgiving day plans.

Today, I thought I’d do a throwback to our early celebration. In this post, you will see my best photography skills. Haha, just kidding. You try taking photos of food as 25 people try to devour it. Here is our official menu and some of the food pictures I managed to snap before being shoved out of the way.

I’m taking the rest of the week off from the blog — there’s too much eating, wine drinking, and merry making to be had! I hope that you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family, wherever you are. Stay safe and warm/cold!

-Aheli

PS — You can keep up with me over on Instagram…I’m sure I’ll be snapping some beach pics.

* As you can tell I do not let travel get in the way of any thanksgiving celebration. See my quest for a Turkey in Scotland 2007. 

Thanksgiving Menu

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Amazing Mozzarella, Pesto, Cherry Tomato and Tortellini sticks by Steph 

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Grapefruit-and-Beet Salad. Recipe from NYT.IMG_6370

Raita

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Leftover Biryani

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