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Afternoon Tea in Port Jefferson. L.I.
Well, Hey there!!
I hope your Thanksgiving was relaxing and delicious!
I know it was for me! We had a small group, but some great food! In, fact, I was so stuffed yesterday after our Thanksgiving meal that even though it was freezing out - 21 degrees - I had to go for a walk to work off the meal!!
Here are photos of a few of our dishes...
I'm psyched that we have leftovers for the rest of the weekend!
After feasting, me and Aunt Ro took a nice, brisk walk around the neighborhood for a bit of exercise and let me tell you, it was mighty cold!! Our thighs were pretty well frozen by the time we came back from our mile walk! But it felt great to breathe in that fresh wintery air!
Then the four of us settled into a movie - Infinity War - which me and the girls had seen several times, but it was a first for Aunt Ro!
As for today...
we have another Daycation/Foodie Adventure planned. Instead of going shopping on Black Friday, my gang and I decided we would instead, take a leisurely ride out to Port Jefferson, Long Island to walk around the town (in what is predicted to be a freezing day!) and also enjoy an afternoon tea at Secret Garden Tea Cafe.
We'll be heading out early today. My beloved Punkin will spend the day at Doggie Daycare while we enjoy a fun, Long Island afternoon.
I'll give you the lowdown on everything tomorrow!
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Another Thanksgiving down in the books
Good day everyone!
It really had me laughing as to HOW DIFFERENT my and Elisa's Thanksgiving went. They were almost polar opposites...with the exception of the great food.
There was practically ZERO relaxing for me. But alas that is how my Thanksgiving Day usually goes.
I finally took a breather to check my phone after several hours. I had tons a messages to reply to and holiday greetings to send out. But then it was back into the kitchen I went.
Whipping out fresh from scratch food (even down to the butter and cheeses) from Wednesday on through all of Thursday. I was like a machine. The kitchen turns into a manufacturing plant or a full blown restaurant kitchen!
Plus this year, we had fewer guests - down by 4, since they all went visiting back east.
After a few kitchen mishaps, throw in a little family drama, a burn here and there and 15 hours after I kicked off the morning, it was finally time to eat.
But by this time I was pretty drained and not exactly hungry - although I DO NOT EAT OR TASTE when I cook. I still got up and made my plate. I mean how could I work that hard and not eat?!
There were 11 of us around the table all enjoying the fruits of my labor. Helping and helping and seeing smiling faces made it all worth it. It always does.
Thanksgiving to me is not even about the eating. It's about cooking for the family and watching them enjoy themselves.
You could call it a labor of love.
And once the work was all over and clean up had commenced. I desperately needed a good soak in the tub with some of the lovely bath oil that Elisa had gifted me with. It was quite relaxing. See there, I guess I was wrong after all... I did get to relax!
I'm sorry I don't have any of the pics handy to share with you.
As far as today goes I'm still in my robe and. I REFUSE to go shopping on Black Friday.
I'm probably staying home until my mani/pedi appointment later this afternoon. I know that I'll be running around plenty over the weekend.
Elisa's afternoon of afternoon tea sounds delightful, as you know I am a HUGE fan of afternoon tea. I'll be heading to London before going to Sicily and I definitely look forward to getting my share of tea time!
I'll sign off now and catch you back here tomorrow.