Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Date 15 - Gobble Gobble!

Day: Thursday, 11/24/11 - Sunday 11/27/11
Type: Family-Oriented
Cost: $$
Planned By: Both
Date night was a little different this week. Because of Thanksgiving we ended up spending the whole weekend with our families and having many "mini dates". So I'll just briefly talk about them all.

We spent Thanksgiving day with my family. We watched the dog show, set up the table at my grandma's, and made a salad. Because we're married I decided I should help out with dinner this year and a salad was the easiest way to go. The salad consisted of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, tangerines and strawberries. I wanted it to be a healthy and pretty salad and it was. I had planned to put the salad on individual salad plates, but we didn't have enough plates. So it went in a bowl, and didn't really get eaten. Oh well... I tried.

Dinner was good. We sat at the kid table with my sisters and their boyfriends. We tried to play a game to keep the dinner lively, but it didn't work out so well. I think I won anyway.
Date night continued on Friday morning with Black Friday shopping in Erie, PA and a buffet breakfast at Old Country Buffet with my sisters. This was the first year Adam and I actually bought something on Black Friday.Our main purchase was a LG 47" 3D LED TV with a 3D blu-ray player. It should be arriving next week!

We went on a double date with Tasha and Bobby. We got lunch at Perkins. It was nice catching up with them since we live in different cities and were all home for the weekend.

Sunday was our second and final Thanksgiving dinner. This dinner was with Adam's dad's side of the family. It was our first year making a dish for this dinner, too. I got a great idea off of pinterest to make a fruit tray. This was not a regular fruit tray.. it was a Fruit Turkey! We made the fruit turkey together and it was a lot of fun. We got cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries, a pear and apples. The body of the turkey was a cantaloupe and the head was the pear. For the eyes we used blueberries and the feet were apple halves. The tail was the exciting part. We bought bamboo skewers from giant eagle and made fruit kabobs. Adam started the tail by putting a layer of apple kabobs. These kabobs only had red and green apple slices and a marshmellow on top. We used the rest of the fruit for the remaining layers of the tail. We put a peice of cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, a grape, a blueberry, a strawberry and a marshmallow on each kabob. Adam did most of the sticking the kabobs in the cantaloupe body. For the eyes we used a skewer and a blueberry which also kept the head on the cantaloupe. We finished off the dish with a container of cream cheese fruit dip and surrounding the turkey with extra fruit. When it was finished we were very proud of ourselves because it was adorable! I'm pretty sure everyone liked it at the dinner most of the kabobs were gone by the end. :)
Overall, our first Thanksgiving as a married couple was fun and enjoyable.

Salad: 5/10 - no one really ate it
Black Friday Shopping: 9/10 - we bought most of our Christmas gifts, but getting up at 3:30AM is hard.
Old Country Buffet: 10/10 - the tradition I look forward to every year!
Perkins: 7/10 - good food, a little pricey for the quality
Fruit Turkey: 9/10 - yummy and cute!

1 comment:

  1. I ate the salad. It had strawberries and it was delicious!