This weekend we're headed to a chalet resort in Golden, B.C. for a Thanksgiving Family Reunion! This section of my family is spread all over B.C., with us in Alberta and as far-reaching as Montréal. It's a rare and special opportunity to be able to come together for four days. It's also the first time that some of our new 'lil guy additions (next gen cousins) get to meet! This weekend has warm layers, great meals, day hikes, mucho vino, hearty laughs and people soup (read: hot tubs) in store. This Thanksgiving I am beyond grateful for the abundance of love and warmth I have in my life. Wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving full of love and plenty. But for now, here are a few gems from around the inter-web.
My Thanksgiving weekend uniform.
My "dressy" Thanksgiving weekend uniform.
The family reunion has each family pod responsible for a meal, naturally my Mom and I jumped at the chance to "host" the Thanksgiving dinner. We're doing baked hams, locally made cabbage rolls (like a good Albertan should), kale + autumn fruit salad with soft and pudgy dinner rolls. Getting back to the start of the show, the ham, a few years back I came across this honey-and-rye glaze, which how irrevocably referred to as MY ham glaze. It's a game-changer, I tell you. Baked ham is a game-changer. I can't think of a simpler more gratifying meal to put together for those I love.
You can't have ham without patates dauphinoise. Here, Jamie nails it.
For a long road trip, I love audio books. A while back, we'd roll with anything by David Sedaris (he's great on audio, by the way and EXTRAORDINARY live!). These days, with the little mister in the backseat (who doesn't miss a thing), I think we'll go for the darling story of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon. If you haven't read (or listened) it's a must, and perfect for holiday weekend quiet time.
Being shacked up in a chalet, where bathroom time is a currency, imma just go ahead and reach for my Fresh.Hair.
This is the weekender bag I'm pining over.