This year, I was fortunate enough to spend Thanksgiving with Ez and our friends in New Bern, North Carolina. I’m glad they stuck around for the holiday, otherwise Ez and I would have ordered a deep fried Turkey from Bojangles! What an experience that would have been.
After watching some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the annual dog show, we headed to Holly and Paul James’ house to enjoy some Thanksgiving dinner. Holly and her mother so graciously prepared our delicious meal… everything came together so well! Timing really is everything when it comes to cooking–I hope I can master such a skill.
Ez and Paul had never carved a turkey before, let alone use an electric knife to do so… So they did what every American would do and looked up “How to Carve a Turkey” on YouTube.
We sat down to a lovely dinner with our Kentucky Waffle drinks (a new favorite I discovered in Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine) and chomped down on Thanksgiving staples like turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. After gorging ourselves in the spirit of gratefulness, Holly and I made some more drinks, while the guys plane with Paul’s remote-controlled plane. We also managed some tears watching The Blind Side on ABC Family.
We needed sufficient time to digest, but dessert would not be forgotten! After a night of Pinterest-ing, Ez and I came up with some baked s’mores and cinnamon rolls. Holly also busted our some raspberry pie and pumpkin pie. YUM.
It was quite a wonderful holiday in New Bern and I’m glad we spent with with friends. Military family life sure is tough, but times like these make it worth it. It was also nice to have some sort of winter for a change–rather than my typical shorts/tank-top clad holidays in SoCal. A huge thank you to Paul, Holly, and Holly’s mom for hosting us! Until next time, New Bern…