11.22.12 Personal

Happy Thanksgiving

id I ever tell you about the time my sister made mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving? Sounds simple enough, right? Well, no, if you're a part of my family, it's not. Alexandria is into health and wellness and--after a soliloquy regarding the ill effects of mass market produce--she proceeded to make mashed potatoes from organic spud flakes and...wait for it...almond milk. Should I repeat that last part again? ALMOND MILK.

I'm pretty sure Pocahontas would have cried had she seen that culinary creation.

This year I volunteered to make the mashed potatoes (and by make I mean I ordered them from Honeybaked) because nothing screams THANKFULNESS like not having to lift a finger today.

On that note, I'd like to take a minute to say how thankful I am for my family, camera, real potatoes, books, friends, health, Polo, Tofurkey, fine-point pens, and JD. And you. I'm thankful for you and I hope your day surrounded by those you love the most and cherish life's most beautiful moments when surrounded by love.
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Fotograaf Tallinnas - Happy Thanksgiving to you too, i love reading your blog :)  11.27.12 - 6:16am
Matt - Happy Thanksgiving!  11.22.12 - 8:42pm
Irene - I sure hope JD doesn't take offense to his placement in your list...LOL. Have a Super Thanksgiving!   11.22.12 - 7:34pm
Marie - Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.... from New Zealand..... land of the Long White Cloud.. xxxxxxxx  11.22.12 - 6:58pm
Karen - Lol, I have no idea what almond milk tastes like, but it sounds pretty interesting.  11.22.12 - 6:16pm
Alexis - Sweet! Tofurkey actually tastes good when the cook properly prepares and seasons it! Love the vegetarian alternative to turkey! Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family! P.S._You really should try some homemade sweet potato pie! Tastes better than pumpkin when the baker knows how to prepare it perfectly! :)  11.22.12 - 2:43pm
Esmi - Thankful for your blog! Yup I'm checking your blog on thanksgiving... Have a great day and happy thanksgiving J* -esmi  11.22.12 - 1:11pm
Tod p - there is so much to be thankful for ...I know exactly what I am thankful for this year in particular is coming upon your website and videos! I meet tons of people from other countries here in Miami in my industry, and sometimes their accents are so incredible to the point that I find it endearing to hear a particular word I adore the way you say important...very cool... I wish you, JD wonderful Thanksgiving!   11.22.12 - 12:56pm
Ashley B - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!  11.22.12 - 12:22pm
Kristina - Happy Thanksgiving Jasmine :)   11.22.12 - 12:13pm
Emily Heizer Photography - I like Almond Milk! Especially Vanilla unsweetened from Trader Joe's! Yum! LOL I think your sister and I might get along well. LOL  11.22.12 - 11:26am
Ashley Christine - May you have a very blessed & joyful Thanksgiving Jasmine & JD!!   11.22.12 - 11:13am
Tereza Lee - :) nothing beats the good old style proper mashed favourite "comfort food" ever. Happy Thanksgiving :) and I am very thankful for you guys xx   11.22.12 - 10:32am
Haley Johnston - Happy Thanksgiving to you, JD, and Polo! I hope you guys have a great day with your family!!   11.22.12 - 9:57am
Marie Masse - and Happy Turkey Day to you too, Jasmine!! I'm thankful for many things - including all of your inspiration, great writing, & for being so real! :)   11.22.12 - 9:51am
LEOLAK - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Enjoy your time with your family!   11.22.12 - 9:44am
Black Lamb Photography - Funny story about the mashed potatoes and Happy Thanksgiving to all of American friends.  11.22.12 - 9:42am
Tara - Happy thanksgiving!   11.22.12 - 9:28am
ashley goodwin - WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA! I have used almond milk in potatoes! Well, okay, so they weren't spud flakes...but still! Those look like some pretty and yummy non market apples there! wishing you and the your families a super super thanksgiving! I am thankful for yall! xo  11.22.12 - 8:49am
AnnaLisa - Thank you Jasmine! I'm thankful for so many things. Blessed. Thank you for all you do for us photographers. You have helped me in ways you will never know. Happy Thanksgiving xo.  11.22.12 - 8:29am