The weekend Tyler and I went to Boston to visit his brother and sister-in-law, we decided to dedicate one night to home-cooking. This means, Tyler does all of the cooking. Keith airs out the apartment when it got too smoky. And I sit with Anita with our legs up basking in the apartment’s amenities, covered in plush, warm blankets with a glass of wine, and watching New Girl on Hulu. Isn’t Zoey Deschanel the cutest!? I contributed by cutting the Brussels sprouts in half, helping with the table set up, and pouring the champagne. It takes extra skill to pour the champagne, you know?
Since it’s Thanksgiving week, I figured I’d share pictures of this amazing meal. I guess I was also in the way of the cook photographing the meal, so I wasn’t that idle. I’m just giving myself undeserved credit.
The menu included a whole roasted chicken, Brussels sprouts and bacon, lettuce salad made with homemade croutons and dressing, and fingerling potatoes. For dessert, we had one fruit tart and one chocolate tart that we most certainly did not bake, but purchased at the local cafe/bakery.
I should also give credit to Anita for creating the rustic and beautiful atmosphere with her choice of plates, serving dishes, and utensils.
Also, because it’s Thanksgiving week, we might as well write about what we’re most grateful for. Everyday, I have a new list, but I’ll just focus on the top 5 for now.
Here’s my list:
- My family’s unconditional love.
- My boyfriend’s undeniable support in everything I put my time into.
- Having great friends in this exciting but crazy city that can be very lonely at times.
- My boyfriend’s cooking. I mean, the man can cook. A messy cook, but a great cook nonetheless.
- Having you reading this post, being part of my little experience.
I just think with support and love from those who matter the most, and of course good food, anything is possible. You’re just bound to be happy.
Love, food, and harmony.
What are you grateful for?