The Celebrations Begin

Last night my mom cooked dinner for my first birthday celebration of the week. She basically made Thanksgiving dinner. Seriously, here’s the table before the second half of the food was done:

We had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, roasted butternut squash, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

It was actually Thanksgiving #2 of 4 for Hugh and me, since we had our annual Friends Thanksgiving Saturday night. Unfortunately, my crock pot met an untimely death mere feet from its destination and only the sidewalk got to enjoy my mashed potatoes.

Tonight the celebration continues with drinks-and-tapas with some wonderful friends whose dedication to happy hour is admirable.

I will likely spend my actual birthday (tomorrow) doing laundry, cooking for Thanksgiving #3 (aka actual Thanksgiving) and packing for Thanksgiving #4 (in Chicago on Saturday).

It’s a busy week, but it’s good to be reminded of how fortunate I am to have so many people to celebrate with. What a wonderful week to have a birthday.

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Posted on November 21, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. A crockpot mashed potato recipe? Share?

  3. Happy Birthday! The meal looks great.

  4. Happy Birthday!

  5. It all looks incredibly delicious. Would you mind sending the leftovers to China? Happy 26th.

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