Even though we weren't there, I still wanted us to have just as good of a Thanksgiving, with all our favorite holiday foods. Normally, I don't cook at all on Thanksgiving, or if I do it's a single dish to share. This year however, I dove head first into Thanksgiving dinner and ended up making about 11 different things.
Here was our Thanksgiving Day menu:
cheddar cheese nut ball, summer sausage, crackers
fresh cranberry sauce
loaded mashed potatoes
sweet potato casserole
steamed french beans
cranberry sauce crumble
dinner rolls and crescent rolls
butters (regular, honey, and pumpkin spice)
Oh yeah. That's right, the good stuff. No healthy food in sight (except for the steamed beans). We were gonna live it up! Since we were at GWL on Wednesday, I woke up early on Thursday and got to work! (When mom was in town on Monday, she helped me polish all the silver so that was already done. Thanks mom!)
A lot of love went into all this food and also a lot of this:
Breakfast cinnamon rolls
To be honest, I was scared of the turkey. I had never cooked one before and wasn't exactly sure what type of expertise was required. Trader Joe's hooked me up though and this bird turned out to be one of the juiciest, most flavorful turkeys I've ever had.
Loaded mashed potatoes
Allie ticklin' the ivories
My plate. O-mazing.
After a delicious lunch we all lounged around in our post-Thanksgiving stupor. :)
After AG's nap it was time to play outside!
And take a few pics with our friends