Devon on December 3rd, 2011

For actual Thanksgiving my mom came up to Dallas and stayed at the new Downtown Dallas Omni Hotel that opened on 11/11/11. They were stall having the grand opening rate special of $111/per night — which is a really good price since it is normally $250/per night. For Thanksgiving dinner, I made reservations at Craft. The meal was amazing — and almost half of the items were vegetarian. My mom and I thought it was a pre selected menu, where you pick between two items in each category, but no. We were wrong — you picked one of three entrees and then they bring everything else on the menu. It was just my mom and I at a 6 person table filled with over 9 dishes of food! Needless to say, we only eat about half.

A week or so later, I had our “Friendsgiving.” If you don’t know, Friendsgiving is the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends. Instead of dinner with family, it’s dinner with people you actually like. Kidding! The dinner went really well. It’s a pot luck dinner — Jay & I made Ina Garten’s Truffle Turkey (which is absolutely to die for), mushroom dressing, and roasted vegetables; Sheldon & Clay brought mashed potatoes and coconut cream cake; and Danny & Schwan brought drinks and bread. It was a delightful evening with chatting, board games, dancing, and even a movie marathon in the background.

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