A Beachy Thanksgiving
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying a long Thanksgiving break from both work and blogging. I checked up on people’s stuff, but mainly I took it easy and I feel completely refreshed and ready for the next week. Prepare yourself for a big recap post ahead!
Thanksgiving this year brought us down to slower lower Delaware with Wednesday night being my 10 year high school reunion. Thanks to a large effort by yours truly, we had the reunion at the Dogfish Head Brewpub. I was a little nervous about how the evening would go, but I think it was a great success. We only had about 30 people come, but DFH’s staff did such a great job making us feel welcome and preparing amazing food for us.
Yum! I enjoyed a hamburger slider, crab dip with pita slices, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, bacon-wrapped scallops, and fresh fruit. Their crab dip is probably my favorite and the scallops were perfect. I also enjoyed three different, delicious beers. I started the night with my favorite IPA, the 90 Min.
That was the last pic (before I polished off the beer) I remembered to take that night. Ack. Need to get better about that. I also had the Pangaea and the Palo Santo Marron. I’d not had the Pangaea before and I really liked it. Spicy flavor with floral hints in the aroma. It was tasty. We closed down the place and then hit up Summer House down the street to dance off all the food we ate. I had a total blast and I think everyone else did as well. Great success!
Thursday we leisurely made our way over to my mom’s with a ton of desserts in tow. I had the pumpkin cheesecake I made as well as a batch of sweet potato cupcakes with whipped cream and cinnamon on top. I used this recipe from Annie’s Eats, but had to nix the marshmallow frosting as I ran out of time on Wed morning. We had a ton of good food at dinner and I still think my mom’s stuffing is the best ever.
Scott brought down a growler of a homebrewed black IPA his coworker gave him. It was really delicious and not only did I enjoy it, but also my mom and three younger sisters. A definite hit with the ladies!
The desserts were also a huge hit which was a total relief. I had to puree my own sweet potatoes for the cupcakes, so I was worried how they came out.
Good stuff. We settled into a nice food coma and made a fire out in my mom’s chiminea. We definitely need to get one of those when we get our own place! My sister’s dog Bo was even in his own little food coma. Hah!
After the fire died out, we went back to our hotel and relaxed while watching TV before passing out.
Friday we had to head out of town, but with the weather being so nice and warm, we made a stop at Wawa then parked in Bethany to go walk on the beach.
This was much better than Black Friday shopping, that’s for sure! After a pretty long walk and some cheesy couples pictures…
We stopped at an ice cream shop for a root beer float and an iced mocha. We made our way back up to PA with no traffic issues at all. We had hoped to go house hunting on Saturday, but sadly it ended up falling through. Instead we enjoyed a nice date night to the Olive Garden and then saw The Muppets! I absolutely loved the movie and if you were any kind of fan of them as a kid, go see the movie. There are some hilarious cameos scattered throughout.
Today we really didn’t do much, but made some bangin’ burgers for dinner. I was inspired by a recipe page I tore out of Real Simple magazine with 10 ideas for hamburgers. We wanted to make the avocado, sprouts, and cheddar burgers, but the avocado was not ripe enough. Instead, I put red leaf lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, cheddar, and sandwich sliced pickles on top of my burger. Scott threw some sweet peppers on his.
Completely hit the spot. Now off to enjoy the rest of the evening of football!
How was your Thanksgiving break?