Thanksgiving staying in the city was actually a lot of fun this year. I had a delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving feast thanks to Kevin. He made stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and tofurky, and for dessert we had apple pie, sweet potato pie and vanilla bean ice cream. Soooo good! It was my first time having Tofurky and I was surprised how good it tastes. We had a lot of leftovers afterward, so after one day of making sandwiches with all of the leftovers we decided to put the rest in the crockpot with vegetable stock. I wasn’t sure if it would taste any good with a bunch of different flavored and textured food thrown in, but the stew turned out to be really tasty. Everyone knows that one of the biggest perks of Thanksgiving dinner is all of the leftover food to eat over the weekend. At least no food went to waste.
Prior to eating Thanksgiving dinner and after we had watched a little of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, we enjoyed the nice weather and took a walk through Madison Square Park. Since the majority of the people were drawn to the parade route, it was pretty nice and quiet in the park. We sat on one of the benches and watched dog owners walking their dogs and the squirrels playing and burying their nuts.
Although I would have been SO happy to fly home for Thanksgiving to be with my family, it was a little nice not having an agenda and being able to eat whenever we wanted and go wherever we wanted rather than being pressed for time to make it over to the relatives and staying in the house the entire time.
Thanksgiving kicked off the start of a wonderful weekend full of shopping and relaxing. While I was really looking forward to having a few days off in between jobs, (I’m starting a new job Monday.) four days was plenty and I had a good mix of activity and relaxation, and I’m actually looking forward to getting back to work. Plus, I don’t know if
you have this problem, but having a free day to do whatever can be quite costly. I need to go back to work to simply to stop spending all of my money! Clearly I haven’t learned how to just “”window shop.”” I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I cannot wait until Christmas now. 🙂