Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap: a Dog, a Frog, and Some Meatballs

Alright, I know Thanksgiving is "over" and it's on to Christmas / Cyber Monday, etc. I couldn't help but share our first Thanksgiving in our new neighborhood.

We woke up to a bright and almost warm fall morning and headed to check out the parade! Since you have to wake up at the crack of dawn for the prime seats, we settled for standing mid-block and watching a few floats pass us by. Seeing Snoopy go by really just made my Thanksgiving!
here he comes!
and there he goes...
Afterward, we walked to check out the remaining balloons waiting in the wings including childhood faves - the Smurfs and Kermit! Buddy, however, was so distracted by the squirrels running around teasing him.
Hubs being "cheeky" 
For our Thanksgiving meal, we joined the hubs' family at Telepan, a neighborhood restaurant that is his family's favorite! Homey and warm, we felt very welcomed by the wait staff while the maitre'd and chef also came out to say Happy Thanksgiving. Even better was the meal that accompanied the hospitality. Here are a few pics to share:

The amuse bouche from left to right - a gruyere cheese puff, apple slaw, and mushroom soup. It's hard to choose favorites but since the cheese ball oozed cheesy goodness, I'll pick that one :)
My appetizer was a burrata mezza luna in ... a mushroom and parmagiano broth and mini meatballs. O. M. G. So delish.
And of course I couldn't pass up on the organic turkey with brussel sprouts, sweet potato and yukon potato mash. The turkey was cooked just right and juicy and flavorful hiding a tasty stuffing underneath.
Finally, traditional Thanksgiving day dessert - apple pie in the form of two fried but light dumplings with a few dollops (wish it was a bowl) of caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream.
I was so amazingly full at the end of the meal, I could barely stand when it was time to leave! Overall it was a great holiday with cool fall weather, good food, and always good times with family! For me the highlight though was seeing Snoopy in person

What was the highlight of your Thanksgiving?


Lauren said...

That food looks so amazing, especially the dessert and the cheese puff!

Jessica said...

What a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!

Amanda said...

Oh man, that food look ridiculous!

BigAppleNosh said...

What a fun and delicious Thanksgiving!! :)

lavenderpug said...

looks delicious, and what a beautiful day for the parade! you tell that husband to stop harassing the smurf.

Jennie said...

wow - you spotted great balloons! Snoopy is also one of my favorites too :)