I spent last Friday night on the phone with my cousin Kanema who was in NY spending time at my mom’s. At the same time I was texting my sister Damali who was shopping and having dinner with her girlfriend…I was jealous. I immediately had an image of my mom, sis, cousin, her brother and her son having a grand ol’ time, laughing and marry making while I was in Georgia…alone. I knocked back a Captain Morgan and pineapple juice and went off to bed sulking.
I woke up on Saturday morning and decided they are not going to have all of this fun without me!! I threw all my thanksgiving plans out the window and booked a 2 pm flight to NYC. I left strict instructions with my husband to take all the Thanksgiving ingredients by his mom (no way was he going to cook), packed in a hurry, hugged my doggies and made off to the airport. So instead of my gourmet 5 course Thanksgiving for 2, I will be probably having a family style buffet 800 miles away from home. Here’s to spontaneity!
Here are some photos from my trip so far and a recipe for Cranberry Merlot Sauce and the winner of my first giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
The winner of the vintage print apron is:
I am thankful for my family. I have so many blessings in my life, but the one thing that I am the most thankful for is my family. Your story was very inspiring….what an amazing thing to do on Thanksgiving day.
Cranberry Merlot Sauce
1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
1 cup Merlot
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 tangerine or orange
1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients in a pot over a medium fire. Stir. Allow to cook for 20-25 minutes. Remove from fire and allow to cool before serving.