I had every intention of writing this recap about my Thanksgiving vacation home days ago, but alas life has gotten in the way. I haven’t been blogging lately much to my chagrin– though this isn’t to say I haven’t been cooking up a storm as always.
My trip back home to Potomac with my aunt for Thanksgiving was no different – we feasted! In addition to our Thanksgiving meal which I’ll touch on shortly, we had a plethora of home cooked meals as well as several out including one to Range (a Bryan Voltaggio restaurant). Amazing food, good wine, and great company… What more could you ask for?!
And so without further ado – the Fisher-Kamchi Thanksgiving of 2013!
Our menu included — a 20lb turkey (which after the meal apparently disappeared though I don’t think we finished off a 20lb turkey between four people… it’s a mystery); cornbread stuffing; homemade gravy; red cabbage, Brussels sprouts; sweet potatoes; mashed potatoes with brown butter, sage and goat cheese (AMAZING AS IT SOUNDS!); Butternut squash; and a cranberry chutney.
Everything was amazing and it was fun cooking with my dad and Mark and with the help of my aunt. We had a lovely time and it was a great break from the hustle and bustle of my normal routine.
I’m appalled it took me this long to write this post — I mean Thanksgiving is the holy grail of food blogs by all means, but my hope is to get back into the swing of blogging again and share some of the great dishes I’ve been making recently. If at least for my personal wellbeing and sanity!
And while I’ve been quiet the past couple of weeks, I will say things have been strangely wonderful even though they have brought with them some (albeit difficult and sad) changes. I’ve let go of Boston but fully embraced my life/friends/family here in New York and Brooklyn. I’m meeting new people and loving the community I’ve found. It’s funny this all sort of came out of the blue… I felt very lonely for months only to one day look around and realize I have an amazing support system (even if not everyone is here on the East Coast or even New York) and I’m not alone at all!
This all may sound very melodramatic for a food blog but this time of year always makes me reflect. Last year I was going through a really trying time and its nice to see I’m doing much better. I feel at home now!
And so even if it’s days or weeks later, I still have been thinking about what I’m thankful for this year and it’s just that — the community I’ve found — whether it be my work family or the people I see every Saturday at my CSF or Emerson friends and transplants who are also trying to make it here in the Big Apple. Life is good!
But back to more delicious recipes and food porn!