thanksgiving 2014

Following our tradition from last year, we decided to host Friendsgiving numero dos at Jake's apartment in Boston. It's convenient because it's the largest of all of our apartments, and it's a great chance to get out of the city.. We arrived late Wednesday night, and thankfully, encountered no terrible weather along the way. Inspired by A Beautiful Mess (but seriously, when am I not?), I was planning to make these before we left NYC. However, my pilot's light in my oven went out, so I have no access to my oven. I even called Roberto, my handyman/bee killer, to come help light it, but sadly he's not qualified in ovens. Insert sad adult moment face here.

A Beautiful Mess Pie Crust Cookies
A Beautiful Mess Pie Crust Cookies
The friends that bake together, stay together
The friends that bake together, stay together

Since it was 2am by the time they were finished, we definitely ate them within 5 minutes of coming out of the oven. Thanksgiving fail? Technically no. And, they were delicious.

We started cooking Thanksgiving at 8am. And by cooking, I mean everyone decided to cook when they felt like it, which for me, was totally fine. We were scheduled to eat at 1pm (who eats Thanksgiving that early?!), but we ended up eating around a normal time of 3:30pm. Jake did a great job on the turkey this year, even if that meant setting off the smoke alarm for 30 minutes (no worries - nothing burned but the bottom of the pan). Everyone else contributed to a couple different side dishes or drink concoctions. Interestingly, the corn casserole was one of my favorite dishes! I made rosemary bread and pumpkin pie. Prepping for dinner, and actually eating dinner was a hilarious and entertaining 7 hours, to say the least.

jake making breakfast
jake making breakfast
jake making breakfast
jake making breakfast
washing the turkey
washing the turkey
Ready to be stuffed!
Ready to be stuffed!
coloring at thanksgiving
coloring at thanksgiving
Cross word wars
Cross word wars
mom's pumpkin pie recipe
mom's pumpkin pie recipe
pumpkins & sweaters
pumpkins & sweaters
Rosemary bread
Rosemary bread
overseeing the food
overseeing the food
Thanksgiving food
Thanksgiving food
Turkey!
Turkey!
directing the kitchen
directing the kitchen
jake carving turkey
jake carving turkey
sara carving turkey
sara carving turkey
Food!
Food!
Food closeup
Food closeup
thanksgiving meal
thanksgiving meal

At 4pm, I claimed my spot on the couch and completely zonked out until 6ish. Only to wake and discover everyone else was cuddled together on the couch dozing in and out of a movie. I can proudly say no one moved from their spots until pie time (aka - 10ish). Being the super adults that we are, we decided plates were overrated and just another dish to wash. So, we ate both pies family style.

eating pie family style
eating pie family style

We ended the night watching Home Alone and falling back asleep for good.

Post-Thanksgiving might have been more fun than actual Thanksgiving. Like any good Nebraska alumni, we went to a bar called Lincoln (right?!) to watch the game. They have the best breakfast pizza and bloody marys. The rest of the day and night were spent drinking and dancing, hence no other photos to share ;)

Cheering on the Huskers!
Cheering on the Huskers!
the girls
the girls
Walk home
Walk home
sunset over Boston
sunset over Boston

How was your Thanksgiving?