With help from my nieces Jamie and Allie, the “Modern Mince Pie” turned out quite good! It was difficult to tell if I really liked it or not being so disgustingly stuffed after dinner, so I tried it for breakfast the next morning and gave it a thumb’s up (not my favorite pie, but happy the old man liked it.)
We started the day with what has become my favorite Thanksgiving tradition – a bloody mary and gin fizz from Club2Me while cheering on the participants of “Run to Feed the Hungry” race. We were thrilled to see fellow FHer Vanessa Smith with her husband Lance among the runners, and they are a couple after my own heart – both had a mimosa in hand – cheers!
Since this was the first year hosting Thanksgiving, it was also the first year of leftovers. We had the traditional “leftover” dinner on Friday night; made broccoli soup from the hardly touched side dish along with turkey paninis Saturday night; simmered stock and made meatballs by putting leftover turkey in the food processor, then rolled with egg and bread crumbs for a delicious twist on Mexican albondigas soup (recipe from the “Two Hot Tamales”) on Sunday night. It was so yummy we’re having it again for dinner and as my husband said, ‘after tonight, we’re finished with Thanksgiving!’ Yep, we’ve got a tree to decorate tonight so bring on Christmas and all the festive food we look forward to making and eating!