Marvelous Monday: Turkey Day Weekend!

1 Dec

Happy Monday everyone! I am SO excited to share this past loooong Thanksgiving weekend with you guys. There was SO much marvelous and I feel so lucky to have experienced it all. Although I was only able to fit in one productive workout this weekend, I can definitely look past that since I had a ridiculous amount of fun and I will definitely make up for it this week 🙂

Link it up!

Link it up!

Marvelous is… a night before Thanksgiving filled with SO many fabulous friends. Since it had snowed pretty much all day long and Dan was out plowing, Alex and I started our night by heading over to Rooftop 120 to meet up with Caitlin for a drink. I was very happy to finally meet up with this lovely lady and talk about all of thing wonderful things that we have in common. It is so wonderful to have a “Gbury blend” to connect with! We honestly could have chatted all night long but Alex and I also had to meet up with a group of our friends at the Diamond. We spent the rest of the evening there having way too much fun and making wonderful memories.

Loving the Glastonbury background of this gorgeous pic!

Loving the Glastonbury background of this gorgeous pic!

Sooooo many of my favorite people

Sooooo many of my favorite people

Marvelous is… having so much food and great times with family on Thanksgiving! We had three dinners to attend (my Grandma’s, Dan’s parents, and my parent’s) so we made a plan to pace ourselves and only sample everything at each place and it was a total success. The cool thing about this particular Thanksgiving was that we were able to try three different ways of cooking a turkey: oven-roasted, deep-fried, and smoked. My personal favorite was the smoked version which was so moist and different from anything that I have ever tried. Our contribution to Thanksgiving dinner included the wonderful roasted Brussels and butternut squash with a Dijon vinaigrette from Blogging Over Thyme for my Grandma’s house and my famous crock pot mashed potatoes at Dan’s parents. We had so many laughs with family and of course the usual Davis family photo was taken as well. We ended the night with a few hours of Black Friday shopping with Alex, her sister Abi, and my cousin Maggie.

This dish was so good and so easy to make!

This dish was so good and so easy to make!

A lot of Brussels and a little bit of everything else ;)

A lot of Brussels and a little bit of everything else 😉

This was obviously not the Christmas card choice

This was obviously not the Christmas card choice

Dan's Mom printed the most adorable little menus!

Dan’s Mom printed the most adorable little menus!

So festive :)

So festive 🙂

Marvelous is… a fiesta and Small Business Saturday. We were so lucky to be able to attend our friends Glen and Isabel’s son’s first birthday fiesta. It was held at a local church and the decorations were amazing and the food was delicious. All of the fixings for tacos were provided so I made myself a fabulous taco salad. After the party we headed over to a package store near our apartment which was having a wine tasting for Small Business Saturday and we ended up purchasing a wonderful red blend that they were tasting as well as a bottle of 90+ Cellars Sauvignon Blanc which we haven’t opened just yet but I know it will be amazing. We ended the evening by splitting a burger at Birch Hill Tavern, which is close to where Dan’s parents live. We chose the Rex burger which had bacon, avocado, and an egg on it, and it was perfect.

A fiesta on a plate

A fiesta on a plate

He certainly partied hard and enjoyed that cake

He certainly partied hard and enjoyed that cake

Quite an impressive 90+ Cellars display

Quite an impressive 90+ Cellars display

Feeling festive

Feeling festive

I LOVED that they put water on the table

I LOVED that they put water on the table

Those sweet potato fries were everything

Those sweet potato fries were everything

Marvelous is… a Sunday Funday trip to Haight Brown vineyard and Krust Pizza Bar. We had made plans with Robbie and Jenna to visit Haight Brown to pick up some wine for Christmas gifts. We did a tasting and we were starving once we made our way back towards home so we decided to have dinner at Krust in Middletown which is one of my favorites as you guys know. Dan and I had our usual Sunnyside Up pizza with added Brussels and it was amazing. It was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend!

ALL the wine

ALL the wine

My favorite pizza ever

My favorite pizza ever

I hope you have a great start to your week!

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2 Responses to “Marvelous Monday: Turkey Day Weekend!”

  1. Laura Davidson (@BlogOverThyme) December 1, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    I’m so thrilled that you liked the Brussels Sprouts/Squash dish!!! Thank you so much for sharing, for the feedback, and for making one of my recipes on such a special holiday! 🙂 It means so much! Hugs!

  2. Caitlin December 1, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    What a fun weekend and I’m glad we got to hang out! I love Birch Hill Tavern, such a fun cozy spot, and yes the water on the table is spot on. They make a mean Manhattan, like I can only have one haha. Still drooling over your Brussels dish. Thanks for the 90+ shoutout!

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