As usual, the zero to 60 all-holiday, all-the-time transition has left me feeling unprepared for the holidays.
This is still the current decor at the Frugal Foodie’s apartment. I’ll admit, it feels like Thanksgiving was just yesterday.
Thanksgiving week was a busy one, filled with more festivities than just the main feast. To start with, the littlest Singleton turned 21. Happy birthday, Ainsley!
Ainsley and I bundled up on Thanksgiving Eve for a wet and cold City Harvest Greenmarket food rescue stint at Union Square. Unlike the last time I volunteered with them on a balmy August evening, this was a frigid and rainy experience, but the other volunteers’ spirits were just as high as ever. Along with lots of fresh produce, we collected about 30 full-sized and 25 mini pies from an extremely generous bakery. And then we warmed up with hot cider:
and delicious pizza:
Until we were all thawed out. Nom nom.
We roasted and baked on Thanksgiving morning, making roasted carrots (with a tasty dressing) and cranberry-apple pie.
After some windowsill cool down time, we transported the food, NYC-style, in bags down the street to the apartment hosting the event.
We didn’t get any pictures of the feast itself, but the evening was filled with terrific turkey, teriyaki-esque gravy, a signature cocktail, goofy games, and this view:
Since then, I’ve caroled at Bryant Park’s tree lighting ceremony, seen the Hip Hop Nutcracker at the United Palace Theater (it was as amazing as it sounds), and enjoyed my first cup of eggnog, so holiday spirit, here I come.