Our little Thanksgiving was a wonderful success!
He assured me that he was trying to smile. All the photos I was taking was keeping him from his turkey.
Since it was just the two of us yesterday, I tried hard not to go crazy with the side dishes and [ahem] the 12 lb turkey.
This was my first time ever attempting to cook a turkey, and besides it getting into the oven late due to a “defrosting issue”, it came out perfectly!
I used this recipe solely based on her blog photos alone. It ended up being super moist and so delish!
So we kept it relatively simple with the sides, though we’ll still be eating Thanksgiving for at least another week.
Mashed [Idaho] potatoes w/ homemade gravy, roasted brussel sprouts, wheat rolls and turkey smothered w/ cranberries!
It was a feast indeed – and we even busted out the new fine china we received as a wedding gift.
Before we ate, I started off by reading a quote that had to do with gratitude.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life – it turns what we have into enough and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
by Melody Beattie
After dinner it was time for Pumpkin Pie.
And not just any pumpkin pie, but mini pumpkin pies!
Since it was just the two of us, I thought it would be more fun to have individual pies – and the rest we can give away!
I found the idea for the mini pies here, and ended up using the Libby Pumpkin pie recipe on the can to make the filling.
We ended the evening with many a bottle of vino and an exciting game of cribbage (our fave). And I won!!! 🙂
Yay or nay on black friday shopstravaganza?
No black friday shopping for this girl today… My agenda includes an easy run, my third trip to the Crossfit gym this week and a date with the husband to see Puss in Boots!