Let’s talk Thanksgiving, y’all! It’s just a few days away, so what are your plans? My little family will be eating our big meal at my FIL’s on the Upper West Side. He still lives in the same apartment that Drew grew up in, so Jackson will get to see where his daddy lived when he was a baby (which Drew may be more excited about that Jack). Then, two of my besties, Chad and Matt (one of our His Take contributors), will be visiting from Chicago so I’ll be spending a majority of the holiday weekend hanging out with them. They came for Thanksgiving weekend last year and we ended up doing a spontaneous karaoke crawl, hitting four different karaoke spots while they were here and pretty much bringing the house down everywhere we went. This year, we’ve got karaoke at home, so we can warm up our pipes before we even step outside (everybody better watch out). Last year, we also walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, starting from our apartment in Prospect Heights and walking all the way up to Chelsea in Manhattan (it was the first day of the season I got to break out my vintage fake fur white Jordache coat; you know you’re jealous). We may have stopped several times along the way to fuel up on booze. Let’s just say there was a lot of booze-y fuel-ups over the weekend. With a baby this year, things will be a little different, but still lots of fun, I’m sure.
So, what are you up to? Also! What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving or fall recipes (or, if you don’t cook, what’s your favorite dish on the Thanksgiving table)? I’ve been making this butternut squash soup recipe this year and it’s super delicious! I half the cream cheese, add a Macintosh apple, use chicken broth instead of water, and add about 1/4 cup of apple cider if I happen to have some. Yum, yum, yum! Oh, and will any of you be “meeting the family” for the first time on Thanksgiving? If so, good luck! Don’t drink too much… unless your significant other’s uncles are making fun of your wrinkly balls. In that case, cheers!