And we saw our first snowfall of the year! We went to New Jersey, and after an appropriate digesting period, J and I went for a moonlit walk through his parents' neighborhood, and everything was quiet and softly blanketed in snow and the air was so so cold and it was perfect.
I know I've been slow with the posts lately - I'm blaming it on inertia and a tryptophan-induced haze.
- Our Good Eggs turkey came out pretty gosh darn good if I say so myself. Full of good turkey flavor. We started the meal off with these sparkling pear bourbon cocktails, which were a snap to make and "very warming," as J's mom pointed out.
- Friday night we made Thanksgiving-leftover-sandwiches and finally watched Her (I liked it more than I thought I would!), and while the sandwiches are awesome (and tradition!), if I had a waffle iron, I would have been tempted to make these (which look, if anything, even more decadent than the original meal).
- If you survived Black Friday, here's a round-up of holiday craft fairs in New York City. I've always found great stuff at the Artists & Fleas fair in Williamsburg. Also, a list of "alternative" craft fairs, including BUST magazine's holiday Craftacular. (Plus: McSweeney's Black Friday Special: Common Retail Questions Answered with Deeper Questions.)
- Not holiday-related, but this essay was just lovely - beautifully written and touching.
- All the seasonal joy and festive tidings provide a strange backdrop for everything that's been going on with Ferguson and everything else, a contrast which just makes everything sad sadder, but Roxane Gay had some powerful things to say.
Enjoy the week ahead, my dears! There will be more to come. Until then: