Today was the quintessential fall day! Foggy and rainy and oh so colorful. The perfect backdrop for our first Thanksgiving in Charlotte.
I had a bowl of banana oatmeal with lots of cinnamon for breakfast.
I ran a quick 3 miles through my neighborhood, woke up the Husband, and then we drove to a state park near Lake Wylie. We hiked with my Dad for 1.5 hours. It was beautiful!
James came, too. He had a blast, and his tummy got really muddy.
I munched on cashews while we hiked:
We headed back and I immediately got to work on the food. Bless Nicole’s soul, we were only asked to bring over vegetables, corn casserole, and pie! I had it so easy.
Munched on pumpkin bread while I cooked:
And then we headed off to Nicole and Isaac’s house for Thanksgiving! It was fun to have a local Thanksgiving because normally we travel out of state.
Our excellent hosts:
Crack open the apple cider (thanks, DadHTP!):
Let’s see.. we had:
- Roasted Brussel spouts, carrots, and parsnips
- Corn Casserole
- Sweet potato casserole
- Butternut squash and black bean casserole
- Steamed kale
And then there was pie:
Lots and lots of pie. Pie is my very favorite part of Thanksgiving! I killed three slices.
Did I mention Nicole made homemade vanilla ice cream?
I foresee leftovers in my immediate future for dinner tonight! That is why I prefer Thanksgiving LUNCH over DINNER because you really get two good meals on one awesome day.
Now, we are debating: Elf, Love Actually, or another Christmas movie? I vote ELF! But I highly doubt the Hus will give in.