Thanksgiving is awesome for so many reasons. I think it’s probably one of my top three. But here’s why I love it so much:
It’s all about food. The smells.
Little sous chefs that are willing to help and chop for a loooong time.
Sidenote: egg slicers can slice so much more than eggs. Olives and mushrooms got the slice yesterday with this little gadget. Perfect for littles too.
I love the preparations. The gathering of recipes. The shopping. The talking to my turkey, convincing him to not let me down. He’s thawing out beautifully.
I love planning my table. This is my favorite part. I love making it all pretty.
I love getting ready for friends to come feast with us.
I love the turkey in all it’s juicy goldenness,
the mashed potatoes, Becky’s corn pudding, and my mama’s marinated veggie salad.
I love the leftovers.
I love the warm colors; mustard, green, and earth tones. I love planning the menu. It’s pretty much the same every year. It’s simple, but it’s so good.
I love that we eat out two nights prior because I’ve been cooking all day, but not dinner. I love buying the sparkling cider and little decorations.
If you like the name tags on my table, you can find them here.
I love the shopping the day after. I never used to, but I’ve changed. I just go to Target. It’s fun.
And I love pie.
Hope you have a fabulous and super yummy Turkey Day.