Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday - 5 Things

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

This evening we had a Thanksgiving feast too :-)  

It is a tradition to get together at our friends' place each year for a turkey dinner.  We each contribute a side dish while the lovely hosts, Anthony, Tara, and Chris make the staples.  


(1) Today I am thankful for an amazing group of friends that have been like family to me for about half of my life. 

(2) Today I am also thankful for blogger's recipes.  I have never found better recipes than the ones I find on blogs.  The cupcakes below are a perfect example.  They are 100% the best cupcakes I have ever had.  You can find the recipe here.  I made them for my colleagues last week and they were a big hit.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Butter Cream.
(3) Today I am thankful that a week from today I will be done all my grad classes! I have 4 papers left to write, and I have already started to feel lighter, happier, and free.  December is going to be a great month.

(4) Today I am thankful that the hubby and I booked another trip to New York!  This spring we will be back in our favourite city for a third time. 

(5) Today I am thankful that the snow is melting and the weekend's forecast is unseasonable warm.

What are you thankful for today?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! Those cupcakes look DIVINE. So yummy!

It has been unseasonably warm here lately, too! Last year we had a blizzard on Thanksgiving. This year it was nearly 60 degrees outside!

Madeline- Greens and Jeans said...

I'm thankful for a long weekend! So exciting that you guys will be in NYC again! Maybe our paths will cross this time

Anonymous said...

thankful I have this weekend off!! Anyways, you got TWO thanksgivings this year!! So excited you will be DONE!!

Anonymous said...

Best cupcakes ever? Bold statement but makes me need to try them asap!!

Congrats on booking your 3rd trip to NYC.. very jealous and very excited to live vicariously through you :-)

Have a great weekend!

Allysia said...

Hasn't the weather been great? Envious of the New York trip but you totally deserve it - and yay that you're almost done grad classes! I think it would be lots of fun to have a friend Thanksgiving...maybe next year. :)

Yelena said...

Those cupcakes look beautiful and delicious! I'm so excited for you to go back to New York! You are going to have a blast!

This year I'm thankful for my newly expanding family and our doggie.

Mom on the Run said...

Those cupcakes look so good. I wish I was a better baker. My kids would be so appreciative.

I would love to get together if you come to NYC. I love that city :)

Kelsey Ann said...

we're the same way here too- American Thanksgiving becomes our Canadian tradition :) Actually it makes more sense because I always feel a more festive atmosphere around the end of November than I do in October. And all of this food look spectacular! I would love to have one of these pumpkin cupcakes with SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER CREAM! (you can see how excited i got over the last part there) lol


Unknown said...

I will be making those cupcakes very soon. YUM!
I am thankful that my group partner and I finished a paper today that is 43 pages long! 2 papers and an exam left!

Kacy said...

Yum, everything looks so good!

Anonymous said...

Mmm!!! I swear you must make the best tasting food! I'm thankful to be back eating healthy after 4 days of eating madness! haha

Ameena said...

So I know I just came back from NY but really, I am so envious of your trip there!

Let me know if you need any restaurant recommendations...I just ate my way through the last 5 days. :)

sophia said...

I'm thankful that we're enjoying some warm weather these days too! Wow, NYC again! Waaah what about L.A? ;-p

Lauren's Latest said...

That cupcake holder/carrier thing is AWESOME. Levels and levels of cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

Wow, salted caramel butter cream frosting sounds AMAZING!

Oooh, almost done. Congrats! I can't wait until I'm done in April :)

Kris | said...

Awwww, you guys are like "Friends" from tv!! Love it!!!

'm thankful I saw these cupcakes and I'm thankful for you gorgeous!!


Cassandre said...

i love the bin you put the cupcakes in.. great way to store them.. another trip to the Big Apple, love it!