Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving in Austin with our very good friends Alison and Erwin (who, by the way, recently got ENGAGED!) Here are a few pics to document our exhausting time in the kitchen. Totally worth it! We are so thankful to have such wonderful friends who like to EAT! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

The beginnings of my roasted butternut squash soup

Googling “stuffin’ muffin recipe”

David thinks this part is the most fun

Chris and Greg’s riced potatoes

Erwin’s green bean casserole

My final plating of the soup

Erwin’s perfectly moist turkey. SO GOOD!

Way too excited about chowing down

The aftermath part one

The aftermath part two

Time to work off those calories!

Albuquerque

David and I spent four beautiful days in Albuquerque visiting David’s aunt and uncle, and mom and dad (they came down from Wisconsin). It was a family reunion of sorts, complete with an early Thanksgiving feast! Fall colors were in full effect all over the city with bright yellow cottonwood trees lining the streets against the crisp deep blue skies. We drove through the Cochiti pueblo, hiked up Tent Rock National Monument, went to a winery, ate green chile EVERYTHING, and spent some quality time with family. I’m looking forward to going back next October to catch the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

Wine tasting at Casa Rodena. We got a bottle of Clarion and Viognier.

Mom and Dad Schulze. Aren’t they cute?

Ketel One martinis and garlic stuffed olives

Slot Canyon

David carves up Mr. Turkey
My contribution! Butternut squash bisque
Cardamon sweet potatoes
Kale and italian sausage stuffing
Sunrise over the Sandias Mts (from the back porch!)
A daily occurence in this town…
Flying Star Cafe roof and the gorgeous NM sky
The RIDICULOUS pastry case at Flying Star Cafe. Please bring FSC to Austin!!