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.


Thanksgiving 2014

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


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.


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.



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


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