Thanksgiving Weekend 2014

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!

Here’s just a brief recap of what went down:

Wednesday afternoon, C and I packed up my vehicle with suitcases, pillows, dog bed and of course the lovable pup, Kate. She was going crazy with excitement and anxiety on the drive out of town – finally quieting down about 2 hours later. We left New Mexico and drove west to Flagstaff, AZ to spend Thanksgiving with C’s family at his sister, Nona’s place.

Thursday morning I took Kate out for a run outside to calm her nerves and get in a little activity before the big meal. That day we had a house of eight people and four dogs. The spread included: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, red chili pinon cornbread, cranberry relish, and pumpkin tart for dessert (recipe to coming soon).

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Once we were all full from Thursday’s meal, we headed down to Sedona on Friday for some fabulous views and shopping.

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Thanksgiving 2014

(I took the these pictures in the spring a different time we were in Sedona, but the view is just as gorgeous.)

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Saturday we headed back home to Albuquerque, getting home in time for quick workouts and then jumping in the car again and heading to Santa Fe. It had been a few months since we were last there and I always love the Plaza this time of year with all of the lights, so we decided to take in that holiday sight and try out a new restaurant. We decided on The Anasazi Inn restaurant which was phenomenal. I had their Roasted Berkshire Pork Tenderloin with sweet potato gnocchi & purée, broccolini, smoked bacon lardon, baby carrots… holy yum. C had the New Mexico Lamb Topped Sirloin and also raved about his dish.

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For desert we shared the Decadent Chocolate plate with just about every chocolate you can imaging – ice cream, fudge, gnache, truffle, macaroon, and all in varying dark, milk, and white chocolate flavors.

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 A very enjoyable weekend. I’m just sorry that it’s over and everything is back to normal life.

~Ingrid

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