11.15.2011

weekend review- thankful.

this weekend was full of friends + food...so basically lots of goooood things.
on friday night i hosted a pinterest potluck with a few of my favorite chicago bloggers (shari, zoe, lara + leslie) and it was fantastic! i got to try new savory + sweet treats and chat it up with the girls...im tempted to try to make this a monthly thing. i made cake batter rice krispee treats but my favorite dish was shari's greek dip (i was thrilled to have leftovers the next day!) Saturday i was pretty productive at home-- i did lots of cleaning, laundry and prepping for friends-thanksgiving on sunday. we went out for greek sat night opa. i can always go for gryos and greek chicken lemon soup!

sunday was the big holiday! we had 8 guests (and somehow everyone had a place to sit!) our friends brought a dish (or two) so we had quite the feast. i was in charge of the turkey + pumpkin pie... after a little online research earlier in the week i realized that i had to thaw said frozen turkey a couple days before dinner. #fail. so plan B: we served three rotisserie chickens and they were delicious :) i am incredibly grateful to have such wonderful friends and my man helping out in the kitchen. let the countdown to thanksgiving2 begin!

how was your weekend? do you ever celebrate the holidays early?
xo, 
jillian

ps in the spirit of the holidays, see what i am thankful for over on breakfast at toast!

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33 comments:

  1. Oh I just love that! A pinterest potluck!! I need to have one of those in NYC right away!

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  2. I love this post. Everything in that food row is HEAVEN. Like seriously, all of my favorite things. I wish I could have teleported myself to Chicago for this :)

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  3. Looks like food heaven and I'm thankful for today! Love that.

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  4. That food looks so yummy! I may need to snag their recipes :)
    Sounds like such a good weekend ... How could it not be when it was full of good friends and great food?!

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  5. Absolutely love the Pintrest cooking party!! All of those recipes look so good!

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  6. Holy Dinah...all that food looks SO good!

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  7. The food looks so good and I would be happy to have leftovers of that dish too it looks delish.

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  8. Aw this looks like such fun. I need to host a Chicago Friendsgiving before I go home to Michigan...and CAKE BATTER RICE KRISPY TREATS? I just had a small heart palpitation.
    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  9. Oh goodness, those treats all look so good! And I love that window photo - how joyful.

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  10. Love this post and all of the things that you are thankful for, Jillian. Heading over to check out your post on Breakfast at Toast.

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  11. Lovely! and lovely blog too!
    Have a nice day!

    (www.the-parisienne.com)
    ...and maybe we can follow each others!?

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  12. I love the layout and design of this post. It's so fun! And all this food is making me crave a big ol potluck, blogger style.

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  13. how fun! what yummy treats.. i mean, cake batter ice krispies, yum!

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  14. that was so cute! your pinterest pot luck is making me drool. and the chickens were a great idea! :) yay!

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  15. SUCH a cute idea! All the food looks delicious! And lots to be thankful for! :)

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  16. What an awesome idea...pinterest potluck! I need to make friends with some Chicago bloggers...heading over to their blogs now :) :)

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  17. This sounds incredible!! What a fun get-together with such a great group of people and yummy food! So jealous :) :)

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  18. Pinterest potluck is such a fun twist!

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  19. i have so been wanting a soft pretzel lately!

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  20. how fun!! and nice thinking on the chickens :)

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  21. thanks for the shout out! :) that dip was awesome. hoping to get the actual recipe out for everyone to see later today. and, where did you go for greek food on Sun?

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  22. How freaking cute! I bet thatbwas so fun.

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  23. sounds like the perfect weekend! i will need to ask Shari for that recipe :)
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  24. What wonderful meals-everything looks and sounds amazing!

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  25. Love this post.... It's nice to be back reading blogs.. Im thankful for our amazing 18 day vacation...but more thankful to be home and back to normal!
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  26. CARBS!!!:) Had fun, thanks for hosting!

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  27. What a tasty weekend :) Sounds like a lot of fun!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  28. Such a great idea! Way to turn all those hours of mindless Pinterest surfing (or is that just me?) into a meaningful and lovely social activity! Sort of brings it full circle, yes?

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  29. I fought YES for monthly pinterest potluck!
    xx
    Z

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  30. A pinterest potluck- coolest idea ever!!!

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  31. What a great idea! All of those dishes look delicious!!

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo

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