We have officially entered that time of year where every family event imaginable occurs one after the other after the other. Let me break it down for you.
Our wedding anniversary
My sister/brother in laws wedding anniversary
My Dad’s Birthday
My brother in laws Birthday
My Mom’s birthday
My sister’s birthday
I colour coded it to display events broken down by month. That is August, October, November then December. And sometimes this crazy thing is that events may fall on the same weekend or one day apart during the work week or even on the same day!!!! (This year Thanksgiving was the day after Karva Chauth and Diwali is on my birthday). Also I forgot to mention that majority of these celebrations are celebrated twice (one with my family and once with my in laws). So undoubtedly it makes for a very busy and intense few months. It takes a lot of brain power, planning and calmness to make it through these months.
Anyways on to our Thanksgiving celebration.
This was my first time hosting. It was kind of oxymoron because the day after I fasted for my husband we were cooking a faest for 8 adults (well a few items for that feast – we had help because it was kind of a potluck). We had my parents, my sister and her hubby and my cousin, his wife and their kid – along with us and our mini girl gang.
On the menu was:
3 homemade dips (Roasted red pepper, hummus and tapenade
1 small chicken
10 tandoor drumsticks
Vegan Mash Potatos
Spicy indian pasta
coconut vanilla bean nice cream
mini vegan apple pies
our peanut butter favourite cookies.