Thanksgiving in Colorado

I had a lovely Thanksgiving here in Colorado.  Chris and I shared the Thanksgiving meal with his mom and a small gathering of family members up in the mountains.  After a couple of hours there, we ventured back down to Boulder where we spent time with friends here, sharing wine and conversation.  It was a lovely — and delicious! — Thanksgiving Day.

I made smashed butternut squash, very loosely adapted from this recipe on  It turned out pretty well, though I’d like a do-over sometime with a bigger squash, the right kind of cream, and actual parmesan cheese (I used a small squash, 2% milk, and a cheddar blend).  No pictures of that side dish, but I do have some pictures of the rest of the meal!

turkey day place settings

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family and friends and that your return to the real world today was a seamless and easy one!


Doniree is based in Portland, Oregon, where she is pretty damn thrilled about the Pacific Northwest's focus on local and seasonal food and great wine. When she's not at home, she's on the hunt for the best brunch, the best happy hour, and the best whiskey bar a city has to offer.

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5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving in Colorado

  1. Dianne

    Hi Doni. Thanksgiving was great, your squash was good, this coming from a person who has not eaten squash since childhood. You are opening my mind to new ways of cooking and different foods! I have been a stick in the mud for too long. You and Chris were a lot of fun, as usual.

    1. Doniree

      Thank you! I wish I'd have spent a little more time on it, but I love to cook so I just thought I'd see what happened if I tried that recipe! Glad it turned out somewhat ok :) Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.


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