Happy late thanksgiving guys! I hope you all celebrated this long weekend with people you love and with FOOD you love.
I was far too occupied to make a pre thanksgiving post cause I clearly had a lot to do for the holiday. I drove down from LA to visit the fam in OC for the long weekend. Weds night I helped my mama prepare for a huge pot luck with family friends and we ate a mixture of pretty much every latino food ever invented along with the traditional thanksgiving dishes. Then thursday rolled along and I felt like Thanksgiving day went by so fast this year. We knew exactly what to prepare. The classic dishes along with some new twists on the classic dishes. I cooked myself my first turkey-less turkey. I usually always prepare myself a main vegetable dish but this year I went for the substitute meat and I wasn't disappointed! Then I was in charge of the dessert so I quickly made an apple spice pecan cake with salted caramel frosting from scratch. We all gathered together and a few of us ended up getting a lil toasty off of some Gulden Draak. Best way to finish off ANY Holiday dinner. We sat at the table, chatted, laughed, even went to the park to burn some of that food off with a game of basketball. And of course snapped some photos of moi as the sun went down. We were all pretty dead by 6:30 and my mother passed out on the couch while the family watched hunger games. All in all, it was pleasant, and a much need vacation from work.
I like holiday season. It's like a countdown celebration to the end of the year. First it's Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and a New Year. And it's just a full three months of colder weather, seasoned smells and flavors, fallen leaves, hot chocolate, merriment. You can't deny that all of that isn't great. And if you do deny it then you are a scrooge my friend.
And I clearly love the holiday atmosphere because I made a dress specifically to wear for Thanksgiving, along with shoes that are almost too perfect for Thanksgiving. This girl loves to dress in theme. The pictures below were actually taken by my brother and edited by me. But even though he has no experience in photography, he's kind of awesome at it, right?