Happy Saturday, everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? Did anyone get mountains of snow?
This year, my family and I traveled over the river, through the woods (and the snow!) to my sister’s new place for Thanksgiving. She needed to work in the afternoon, so we decided to pack up the turkey and the trimmings and head up to her place.
And it was two and a half days of perfect family together time! We cooked, laughed, watched movies, and ate. We ate a lot.
Our Thanksgiving dawned bright and super cold. Since my sister needed to be at work in the afternoon, we needed to eat our Thanksgiving dinner at 12:30PM. So I guess I should call it Thanksgiving lunch.
We started out our day of cooking with some light breakfast fare.
Some eggs, some cereal, some pineapple, and, not pictured, some amazing donuts from the shop down the street. Yum!
Since we did a lot of the prep of the turkey and stuffing at home, all we really needed to do was roast some vegetables, mash some potatoes, and make the cranberry sauce.
And set the table!
Look how pretty my grandma set the table… and how well the plates match the table cloth! And while I was taking this picture…
E took this one (and was a good sport in my quest to grab a decent photo of everything). Who knew that standing on couches allowed you to get pretty good aerial table shots?
But when all is said and done, Thanksgiving is about two things – food and family.
The only thing better than sitting down to marinated turkey breast, Greek rice and chestnut stuffing, roasted vegetables, and creamy mashed potatoes (and a small lake of cranberry sauce) is sitting down to a wonderful plate of food surrounded by people you love (especially my sister… it’s still so weird not having her in the house all the time!).
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of food, family, and friends… I know I did!
Your Thanksgiving lovin’ friend,