Turkey Day Whirlwind

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Our feet had barely touched US soil before we were on the road, traveling to Baltimore to begin feasting at my cousin Jim’s house, then on to Thanksgiving at my dear aunt and uncle’s where we consumed a boat load of oysters Rockefeller, back to NY on Friday for a sensational meal at Fiamma, and finally back to Philly for yet another turkey fest.  This was a serious gastronomy weekend, not for the faint hearted and weak willed.
It was an amazing time, with amazing food, but for me the best moment was Saturday night at my son’s house. He and Lauren threw a Thanksgiving Due party for everyone who couldn’t get together on Thursday.  And here was my epiphany moment: if there was one thing our son had learned at home, it was the value of family and friends gathering around a table. Everything else is just gravy.
In lieu of a litany of all the wine and food we consumed, here are some photos of my wacky family and friends, enjoying each other’s company. I hope you were all so lucky.

Now, back to food. I am just busting to start cooking again. There is so much that I want to learn while I’m here in NY, I want to take advantage of all that there is to absorb while I’m here. Woo-hoo! Now, if I can just find some time to grocery shopping, because my cupboards are still bare!

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