I woke up with Cathleen next to me on her phone and a gnarly hang over. We were laying there trying to muster the energy to start the day when we hear from the other room “Its snowing!” We rushed to get warm clothes on and ran down stairs. We stood on the corner as the wind swirled the flurries down the street and around us. It wasn’t snowing hard enough to stick on the ground but it was beautiful none the less. That’s how we started our Thanksgiving.
We went back upstairs and filled to-go cups with mimosas and headed to The Highline. It is a really cool spot in Chelsea that used to be an above ground subway track that was transformed into a garden-walk with fun graffiti art and wacky sculptures. It is about a 10 block walk. Its usually very popular but being Thanksgiving we almost had it to ourselves (by New York standards). It ends in the Meatpacking District so we walked through that area on the cobblestone past the Gansevoort Market.
We had a lot of grocery shopping to do since were making Deluxe Hash-browns (Haney family tradition). We went to Fairway, CVS, Whole Foods, and the corner store. Of course last but not least we went to the liquor store, which is where I spent the most money. I got 3 bottles of champagne, a handle of fireball, and a handle of vodka. When we got home, we started cooking. I cut two loaves of into croutons for stuffing. Cathleen made the cocktail comprised of a bottle of champagne, a handle of vodka, lemon juice, and mint. We started taking fireball shots immediately. Tamara and Elvin came over later with the turkey and some stuffed mushrooms. We sat down at the table to eat and it was all delicious. We had brussle sprouts, stuffing, turkey, deluxe hasbrowns, and stuffed mushrooms. After dinner we had butter cake and ice cream for dinner. Later, Jamie’s friend Zekee and a South African friend came over and we played charades. We tried to meet up with a group of Irishmen that we had met the night before, but it didn’t quite work out that way.
All in all it was a great Thanksgiving.