It’s Friday! Woo hoo!
I’ve been looking forward to this low key weekend for the past two weeks. The last two weekends have been pretty busy for both Cody and me, so I’m excited for some quality time with one another, no commitments, and some down time.
On to some Thanksgiving talk! Can you believe it’s only a little less than four weeks away?! As I mentioned yesterday, my family is coming into town and I couldn’t be more excited. I haven’t seen them since April, which is a long time for this family lovin’ girl. Initially we weren’t planning Thanksgiving with any family which I was feeling pretty bummed about as it would be my first Thanksgiving away from family. When my parents made the last minute decision to come up here, I literally jumped for joy!
I know we still have a few weeks, but I immediately began thinking of our Thanksgiving Day menu as soon as I found out my family was coming. My stepdad is an incredible cook, so I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time with him in the kitchen preparing our Thanksgiving meal. I love cooking and preparing food, not to mention eating it, so occasions like this make me super excited!
[My plate from last Thanksgiving!]
After brainstorming ideas, here is my list so far:
- turkey (obviously)
- homemade gravy
- homemade cranberry sauce
- homemade mashed potatoes
- homemade stuffing
- sweet potato casserole (We love Famous Dave’s recipe)
- roasted brussels sprouts
- green salad
- Texas Roadhouse rolls (We pick them up unbaked! They are heavenly!)
We’ll finalize dessert after talking with my family, but I know pecan pie will be involved (my favorite)! I’m sure we’ll either have the traditional pumpkin and/or apple pie too.
(I linked up my favorite recipes that I’ve used in the past to give you some ideas if you’re looking for recipes!)
- Where will you be having Thanksgiving this year?
- What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes/foods? (Feel free to link up any of your favorite recipes!)