Weekend Eats (and Drinks) – Vacation Version

Providence eats and drinks

We’re back! We took a train out of Penn Station early Friday and spent four glorious days in Providence, Rhode Island. What a lovely time, and as you can see, we ate VERY well (click here to see our biggest splurge, a 7 course tasting at Gracie’s, with wine pairings). I’m glad it’s a short week for us, because we’re still regrouping – I threw together a quick-and-dirty pasta all’amatriciana when we arrived home last night (which went unphotographed, as my memory card was bulging), and my darling husband is taking apart a couple of chickens as we speak (as I type?) for tonight’s meal.

Thanksgiving is just days away now, and some of you may be wondering what we have planned. I must admit that with our trip falling so close to the holiday, we elected to make the simplest thing possible: reservations. After pulling out all of the stops for the last couple of years in what limited workspace we have to prepare a feast for two, I just couldn’t do it this year. Still, we have a great meal to look forward to, and Mike and I both send warm wishes to all of you for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. See you next week!

8 thoughts on “Weekend Eats (and Drinks) – Vacation Version

  1. Lord today. Look at what ya’ll ate!! My goodness that looks fabulous.
    A most happy Thanksgiving to you two. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for us to enjoy in the weeks to come.

  2. OOOHH It looks awesome! I really need a vacation… badly. Very, very badly. Oh well.

    This is my first Thanksgiving with my boyfriend. We’re not flying home to Reno for family time, nor are we going back for Christmas, so this is my first holiday challenge.

    In the past, I couldn’t ever experiment with new dishes or anything. My family sticks with boring meal plans. Turkey…green bean casserole-crap…yams with marshmallows on top (ew)…etc etc. It’s really quite boring.

    This year, I am doing a full turkey only for the sake of having some leftover for meals later in the week. It was going to be just cedar planked turkey breasts, but I couldn’t find just breasts and I didn’t want chicken, so big, dumb turkey it is!

    I also plan spiced, whipped sweet potatoes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and bourbon, and then red chard & pearl onions on the side. Since Thanksgiving wouldn’t be right in my mind without cranberries, I’m making a homemade cranberry sauce with some chambord and fresh berries.

    Hopefully, it’ll turn out alright. (Oh, and a homemade pumpkin pie.. also a first for me.)

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