My family lives kind of far away. I go home at Christmas every year so flying back to Pensacola isn’t an option so close together in the year. Note to any readers: If you have a flight hookup, I’m the perfect candidate to give that hookup too!
Instead…I make Thanksgiving happen in Boston! I’ve done everything from go to friend’s homes, restaurants for a traditional dinner, and even sushi.
This year The Scientist and I relived our Gobble Gobble Day 2007 and hit up Typhoon Asian Bistro in Back Bay.
The Scientist and I split some yummy sushi rolls and then my main meal came.
B52 COMBO: Yellowtail, avocado, tobiko, and crabmeat, rolled, and then sliced. With seaweed salad.
It was deeeeeelish! Our friends, Niki & Philip, joined us for our Thanksgiving dinner too. We spent last Thanksgiving at their house just a few weeks after they got married . Do I smell a tradition in the works? Look out Niki…we might show up at your house next year.
After a lovely little dinner we stopped at my most favorite bar in Boston, Solas , for a drink and to recover from our chow down. When we got home we decided to bust out the pumpkin pie that was being reserved for a party the next day. WHAT?! The Scientist made me do it!
With a little caramel ice cream. Holy crap…so good.
Our Thanksgiving fun didn’t stop there though. Most of Friday was spent doing nada. I’m not a member of the Black Friday shopping club, unless you count some grocery shopping and downloading a few songs from itunes. Instead movies were watched and naps were had.
For dinner we hopped back over to hang out with Niki and Philip, along with a few of their friends, for a “Leftovers Party”.
I didn’t really have any leftovers so I made some! First, mashed potatoes. I’m going to admit that I HATE instant mashed potatoes. However, I found these great Steam n’ Mash potatoes that are perfect for making the best mashers ever!
To amp these babies up I added some goat cheese.
I just sliced up a few bits of the cheese, threw it in with the steamed potatoes, added a little Almond Breeze and got to mashing.
Super easy and really yummy too!
The spread at the “Leftovers Party” was pretty amazing.
My dish had a little everything but the turkey. Pretty amazing for leftovers.
The Scientist was all business with his Leftover Gobbler Sandwich.
Once we had all chowed down for a while we busted out some games and margaritas. What doesn’t say Happy Thanksgiving better than margaritas and Apples to Apples?!
I finally had to get up and stretch my legs. I took a little self-guided tour of their apartment. Since the last time I was there Niki had made really fun changes to the house and hung up the paintings that people helped make at their wedding. I’ve seen this happen at a few weddings but I’ve never seen them hung up. I love it!
Finally it was time for some dessert. I was craving my pumpkin pie that I brought so I had a little slice along with a chunk of chocolate cake with some homemade pumpkin whip cream. Wow. How come pumpkin isn’t popular year-round?!
Seriously…this Thanksgiving was one for the record books. It was fun. The Scientist and I got to enjoy a dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We were surrounded by some great friends. It was relaxing! Just what Thanksgiving should be like.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! What was your favorite Thanksgiving dish this year?!