12.03.2012

Weekend Wrap Up: Friendsgiving

Busiest weekend yet since the ol' ankle has been broken!
Friday, I hobbled my way around to the Grand opening of Dave and Buster's in Dallas (the newest store). That's where I work! Headquarter's is in Dallas. 
It was really fun to go to an opening of something. 
If you are in the Dallas area this store is cool to check out, I promise I am not just saying that since I work for the company. The TVs are the largest I've ever seen in a restaurant!!

Saturday was THE day. THE day of Friendsgiving. We hosted it our house: 30 + people and I am using a walker.
Let me tell you, that shit cray.
Michael (=husband) had a work event that morning, and we thought it appropriate to make not 1 but 2 turkeys and cook 2 desserts and a side.
Plus, I could harldy help, let alone walk.

We cleaned (meaning just Michael cleaned) the house earlier that week. I made one of the casseroles ahead of time.
But then, I took a shower, and the dog ATE the casserole. 
Troublemaker
Idiotically, I put the rest of the casserole down the sink. 
And broke the disposal. THE DAY OF OUR PARTY.
Man down: aka bye bye Disposal
I'm on a roll.

I remade the casserole.
An hour before the party we discovered that we did not have a thermometer for the turkey fryer.
21.6 lb turkey
Michael left to go get one.
He went to FOUR stores and was late for his own party.
Did I mention, He hadn't showered?
As guests were arriving Michael strolled by in a towel.

But, despite all of the above...
Everyone brought delicious food and, of course, tons of boooooze. (That's very important.)
Turkeys turned out awesome! 
Right: Fried Left: baked, Fried wins
A Mass of food was consumed.
My over-the-top blueberry bread pudding.
Drinking games were played.

Friendsgiving was a success!
Some of the girls at the party, ya filthy animal

How was your weekend?


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36 comments :

  1. That bread pudding looks amazing! I think you need to do a recipe post ; )

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  2. haha - love the bread pudding - need that recipe :) And that's so sad about the casserole!!!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  3. OMG I can't believe your dog ate the casserole. I think I would have cried! Glad you had a great time despite all the mishaps!

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  4. OMG!!!so crazy!!! im happy that you pulled it off and had fun evem though things were going wrong in the beg :) looks like an awesome time!!

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  5. Yay for friendsgiving!!!

    That trouble maker sure is cute :-) That casserole must have been delicious!

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  6. That definitely sounds like something my dogs would do! I'm glad it all worked out in the end though!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Starbucks + Ad Space Giveaway!

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  7. Holy shit storm! 30+ with broken ankle?! I couldn't do it! You are one strong lady!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  8. haha this looks like a blast! Way to go!

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  9. VERY BUSY BUSY weekend!!!
    ah I love Dave & Busters, nothing beats a drink in hand & playing some games... :)

    Happy Monday

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  10. Dude. Your dog ate your casserole and you had plumbing issues. Classic!

    We had a massive plumbing disaster the night before my bridal shower (which was at my house) that 80 people were attending. hahah

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  11. Oh my gosh you had such a hectic lead up to Friendsgiving! Your dog is so adorable...even if he did eat the casserole.

    If it makes you feel any better, my little dog literally ate my carpet on Saturday...fury does not even begin to describe it...

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  12. looks like a blast! minus the whole breaking the disposal and the foot thing and the casserole thing. We had another Thanksgiving too, only it was only 4 other people, 2 of them being children, and one of those not eating solids yet, haha. Looks like you have a great group of friends.

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  13. Looks like it was fun despite the start, lol. That D&B looks neat!

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  14. looks like u had a great fun! I just came around your blog and I find it really nice! Do you want to follow each other? Because I'm following you right now, hope you can do same:D:D:D
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    http://svetusvet.blogspot.ru/

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  15. What?! "Friendsgiving?!" That is AWESOME!!! And what a day you had! The best part of all is that you got pics of every part of it, I love it!! (how is the pup feeling today?;)

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  16. It's really a toss up between the dog eating the casserole and hubs in a towel as my favorite part...

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  17. Funny, because we broke our disposal on Thanksgiving! I wonder how often this happens to people?

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  18. Blueberry bread pudding? Yes please!!

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  19. AHAHAHAHA. Michael sounds like a trooper! Good find Helene! Glad you all have fun, it looks like it was fun. At least he got to shower! LOL The turkeys looked amazing, fried looked better! Beer and games, sounds like a wonderful Friendsgiving!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  20. what an adventure for you guys! The good news is that this will probably be the toughest friendsgiving you have faced, so next time SHOULD be easier! lol

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  21. oh no lots happening on the day of your friendsgiving but isn't that what always seem to happen! but im sure it was a blast having your friends over and just enjoying the company so what if you didn't have a thermometer, you have lots of friends!

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  22. Aw!
    You have such fun friends. That food looks DELISH.

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  23. Can't wait to have my first Friendsgiving event next year ;) you are too cute with that walker haha.. cannot even handle that your dog ate your casserole AND your husband had to buy a thermometer. Cracks me up!

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  24. Poor thing in a walker! I am impressed you were able to pull off a party! Looks like a blast!
    xoxo

    -Pam

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  25. You work for Dave and Buster's and you broke something the day of the party? I like you more and more everyday. My Mom hosted Thanksgiving at our house and the day before the sink fell out of the counter :)

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  26. Thank you for stopping by my website! I loved this post and chuckled throughout. Hopefully the dog didn't get a tummy ache. It's funny how when things need to go right, they never do but at least you made the best of it. It sounds like you all had a great time!!

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  27. Girl I think you need to share the bread pudding recipe with us. Wow...looks like so much fun!!!

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  28. I laughed out loud when I read that your dog ate the casserole...at least it all turned out in the end :)

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  29. haha, I love everything about this Friendsgiving!!

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  30. Love this! What's a holiday celebration without a little chaos?!? Looks like you guys had a fabulous time! :)

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  31. Friendsgiving, I LOVE that idea!!! I'm sorry about all the chaos getting ready but it looks like it ended up a success!!! :) The fried turkey looks delish! :)

    XOXO
    Ashley

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  32. Looks like a fun (and stressful time), but it all came together!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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