How Was Thanksgiving?

So for those that celebrated, how was it?  Listen, I have a good excuse, we had the Thanksgiving sale in the store, and we are catching up on all those orders, and I’m trying to fit in some work around that and my dental appointments to start the last work on my teeth.

Was it good? My buche de Noel looked really good, but I literally took one bit, tooooooooo sweet and put it all in the trash. That was a tremendous waste of money!  Did I mention how pretty it was?

Eh.  I much preferred the Rhodes Rolls frozen cinnamon rolls I made this morning for the decanting crew.

So tell me what you did for Thanksgiving, and do you have perfume on your shopping list for yourself or someone else?

The best thing about my Thanksgiving was FIVE lazy days full of ZERO to do. I literally just knitted and re-watched The Wire and napped whenever I wanted. It was glorious. I only talked to my mom by phone, I shut out the rest of the world.  I think that is an essential thing to do every now and then.

  • VerbenaLuvvr says:

    My 11-yr-old made ham with scalloped potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie and it was delicious! She made the meal last year, too, how lucky am I 🙂 We don’t have any family left and my husband had to work, so the kids and I relaxed and watched movies most of the day. I did not succumb to any black friday promotions–and actually didn’t even run across any really good ones–but did snag a couple of great deals in a frag group and on evilbay.

  • March says:

    What is this tooooo sweeeet you mention? Never heard of it lol. We put up the tree which is our Thanksgiving tradition, once again it’s shoehorned into the only open space in our tiny living room (especially now that I have a work desk in there). I’m telling myself it’s cozy!

    • Musette says:

      I make one with a dark chocolate buttermilk sponge and very lightly sweetened creme au lait filling. The ‘bark’ is bittersweet/semisweet chocolate ganache with espresso . definitely not too sweet (I hate ‘too sweet’) xoxoxo

  • Jennifer S says:

    Too sweet?! Aww…it looked so pretty anyway! Just my husband and kids for dinner and I make the same things every year so no stress. I make up a plate to bring to my mom in the next town over, since she doesn’t drive much anymore. Anyone else notice that the turkeys were huge this year btw? Had the week off which flew by but was relaxing! No perfumes at the moment and I had just started season 2 of The Wire and they took it off Netflix. I was so mad!

  • Musette says:

    and.. OMG! What Ann said below! LOL! you are SO decadent! xoxoxo

  • Musette says:

    The Girl and I really enjoyed my time off (she always has time off!) – because I chatted with everyone the day before it really was just me and her on Thursday – I made a traditional dinner because I had a turkey that had to be cooked – and it cost $4.59 (one of those insane sales). So I roasted the breast and made a demi-glace type of stock with the rest of the bird. Then I made tetrazzini with the rest. Sounds like a lot of work but you know cooking is like breathing for me, so no biggie. We also took LOTS of walks, which we both enjoy!


  • Dina C. says:

    I went all out with the traditional turkey dinner at our home. There were five of us for lunch, and my college son took off as soon as the plates were cleared, so we could all take a nap or go chill out. No perfume purchases around here recently; I bought my son something months ago that I’ve been saving for Xmas.

  • Cinnamon says:

    We had hot open turkey sandwiches with mash and veg at home. Thanksgiving isn’t a thing here. No perfume except some samples coming. Love cinnamon buns. Especially loved the one from Ozzie’s on 7th Ave in Park Slope. Sadly, it closed down. Totally agree on downtime, especially in this insane year.

  • Ariel says:

    My little family (husband, preschooler, me) drove out to the nearby small town where my grandparents live and did a short outdoor visit with everyone wearing masks and staying 10’+ apart. No food or beverages, but it was still really nice to see their eyes and hear their voices in person. They live in the house that my grandmother’s parents bought when I was born, so just being there is traditional for me. Then my little family went home and we each picked a favorite food and made that.

  • Ann says:

    The only thing that could make your cake more decadent was throwing in the garbage, I love it.

    I got too relaxed on Thanksgiving and was really enjoying myself, then I realized my in-laws were coming over and I had to flash cook everything, with mixed results.

    I bought myself jovan musk and have been enjoying it, I’ve never worn it before.

  • Tara C says:

    I made a delicious tex-mex vegetarian lasagna, which we brought to my SIL’s thanksgiving lunch on her patio. Lovely sunny day and nice relaxing visit.

    I hit up the 4160 Tuesdays Pink Friday sale, and my parents ordered me a bottle of Teone Reinthal’s Blue Lotus perfume as my holiday gift. No other perfume purchases on the horizon for this year.

  • Calrayo says:

    I made the America’s Test Kitchen pumpkin pie in a Smitten Kitchen extra-flakey pie crust, and it was fantastic. We bought some prepared things from a local fancy deli (a single turkey breast! stuffing!) and I made a really nice potato and leek gratin. It was just the right amount of cooking project to enjoyment ratio. And then I finished knitting a sweater over the weekend. Honestly, it was one of the most relaxing major holidays I’ve ever had.

  • Filomena says:

    I had four days off which was what I was looking forward to. But they flew by quickly. The actual day was like none other Thanksgiving ever, but it was serene, which I am thankful for.