Yesterday we had an amazing Thanksgiving meal with our family. My parents drove up from Miami, my brother was in town from Birmingham and my in-laws came down from Baltimore. It was the first time we were all together since our wedding. It was so much fun. I made the menu I posted Tuesday with a few additions – we added a ham and rice pilaf (Kevin’s all time favorite Armenian side dish). Thanks to my brother, Nick, for snapping these photos!
L – Dressing, toasted walnuts and navel oranges for the salad.
R – I’m taking the turkey out of the oven. To simplify, we bought it already cooked from the Fresh Market.
Almond stuffed, bacon wrapped dates. I had them at the Light Horse Restaurant in Alexandria, D.C. when I was visiting Jen. I loved them so much, I had to make them for Thanksgiving. Trust me, they are amazing.
L – Green beans with blue cheese, roasted red peppers and bacon.
R – Stuffing, Vhe’s corn bread, and sweet potato casserole.
We used our new dishes my parents got us for our anniversary!
L – My mom’s pumpkin, pecan, ginger snap pie.
R – My mom-in-law’s chocolate chess pie and chess pies.
The meal was great and the company of our family was even better. I’m so so blessed.