Our first Thanksgiving in New York was so much fun! We kicked off the long weekend of celebrations with a walk along the Hudson River. The Hudson River runs next door to our apartment building and all the way down to the Statue of Liberty. That evening we warmed up with some eggnog and did some prep for Thanksgiving lunch. Making sauces, marinading the ham and turkey whilst drinking champagne!
Thanksgiving day was beautifully sunny, the perfect day for the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. The parade traditionally marches through the streets of New York and ends with the unveiling of the Macy’s Christmas window displays. Our Thanksgiving morning kicked off with Mimosas and American waffles with bacon and maple syrup. Steve and I love spending time in the kitchen cooking together and planning out meals and finding good quality ingredients. We were both really happy with how our lunch turned out for us and some friends. Here is the Thanksgiving menu we cooked:
- Stuffed Turkey covered in bacon with Cranberry Sauce
- Miso Glazed Parsnips
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Roast Potatoes
- Mashed Potatoes
- Followed by a selection of cheeses and traditional Pecan Pie with ice cream.
I found the idea of Thanksgiving, thinking about loved ones and being thankful for the small things we have in our lives incredibly humbling and peaceful.
The rest of the weekend we were keen to strike a good balance between chilling at home and getting out and about in New York. One morning we wondered around the fab Christmas markets in Byrand Park. Byrand Park is one of my favourite spaces in New York. On Saturday we did some shopping and stopped in the Plaza for a drink and enjoy their Christmas decorations, which were spectacular!
I would love to hear if you guys celebrated and if so what you got up too, or what you’re planning for the up and coming Christmas holidays!