We didn’t have a plan till last minute for Thanksgiving this year. I wondered and checked back what we were doing past years.
2016: Just two of us travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico
2015: Two of us + a friend & dog travel to Paso Robles, California
2014: Two of us stay home, I cooked some chicken dish, dine out with 2 other couples next day
2013: Two of us travel to Portland, Oregon and spend time with family & friends
2012: Two of us + a friend spend Thanksgiving Holiday in Las Vegas, Nevada
We traveled last few years around this time, but we didn’t want because I just came back from 2-week Japan trip less than a month ago and he just finished the national tennis league. He wanted to roast a turkey but I didn’t want to. It would be a lot of leftover/waste because there were no people to invite. I felt Thanksgiving is not a big deal to us, but suddenly I started feeling sad that we had no plan to do/cook/get together with friends & family. Then, I searched a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner and found that Marie Callender’s and Mimi’s Cafe served the turkey dinner. Of course there are a bunch of restaurants around Los Angeles opening on Thanksgiving Day, but it would be more expensive and we didn’t want to spend much money after a huge expense on Japan and Tennis trips. So I made a reservation at Mimi’s Cafe, closer to our place for the “dinner” at 11am, only available time slot a week before the event.
Here is how we spent on Thanksgiving Day, 2017.
I got up around 8:30am and had a slice of Apple Cinnamon Bread & Coffee.
Then we did 30-minute yoga.
11am: Thanksgiving Supper $18.99
Too early to enjoy wine
Carrot-Nut Madeleines + white bread & butter
Starter: House Salad & French Onion Soup
Roasted Turkey (both dark & white meat), Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Cranberry Relish
I couldn’t eat much because of our conversation about what if one of us died…then what would you do? He finished his plate tho. We asked our pie to go.
Around 2pm, I got hungry and had a little bit leftover.
Around 3pm, we drove to the park to hike.
It’s been so hot like 85-90 degree last couple days in LA.
It was still 83 when we were hiking.
Headed back because it’s too hot.
It was only 30 minutes hike 😛
Dinner: Cold Soba, Shabu Shabu Style meat & vegetable
Italian Pinot Grigio & Fig Goat Cheese
Around 9pm, Pumpkin Pie & Earl Grey