There’s nothing like a visit to grandmother’s house!!
Mazen and I went to Hillsborough for the weekend for a pre-Thanksgiving visit.
We arrived in time for dinner on Friday night. Dad and I shared two pumpkin beers, and we had cheese and crackers to start.
Mom made her famous BBQ chicken served with broccoli (for Mazen – it was the only thing he ate enthusiastically!), rice, and sautéed apples.
Comfort food from my childhood : )
For dessert we had a cookie cake with Gus the dog’s face on front for Mazen.
Mazen was up until 10:30 p.m. jumping on the bed with my sister’s giant stuffed animals!
On Saturday morning my mom surprised us with her famous cinnamon cake.
And later on, when we had eggs, toast, and raspberries with lots of coffee.
I went for a power walk downtown and back, and then my childhood BFF, Becca, came over with her three girls to play outside for a bit. Mazen called all three of the girls “Rebecca,” which made us all laugh.
For lunch we had sandwiches and chips
And Mazen had a great time playing with Grammie’s big road.
On Saturday afternoon we got dressed up and headed to my parents’ new house for cocktail hour.
They bought a new house (literally a brand new house) in their same neighborhood, and they are slowly moving over. While we are all sad to say goodbye to the historic house I grew up in, we are pumped for the swap to a new house with fewer drafts, fewer spiders, more bathrooms, and more heat!
We went to my favorite restaurant – The Saratoga Grill – for dinner.
Their scones are the best!
I always get the broiled seafood platter with salmon, scallops, stuffed shrimp, and a great side salad with strawberry dressing.
We shared this baklava cheesecake and a coconut cake for dessert!
Mom and Mazey went home for bedtime, and dad and I went to Mystery Brewing for a show by the Berlin Brothers. They were such great entertainers, and the music ranged from Dixieland to swing to Latin.
We were up early to head home at around 8:00 a.m. because I had a soccer game (the finals!) at noon. Sadly my team lost, but we lost 1:0 and gave it our all, so it was a great game to walk away from.
Hope you guys had a good weekend!