This year we had a great Thanksgiving. It was just the four of us so it was super relaxing even though I cooked a ton. The nice thing about not having guest over is there’s no pressure to get all the food on the table by a certain time. Of course I am eagerly anticipating the day when I get to host Thanksgiving dinner with all of our family. Seriously, it’s crazy how excited I am about this prospect. This year I made the same things I’ve made the past three years. Turkey, cranberry orange sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, sage sausage stuffing, spinach and broccoli cheese puff, and green beans. It’s safe to say that we’ve eaten a lot of leftovers since then. It’s a lot of food but it’s all of our favorite things so it’s pretty easy to eat it for a week.
I also made two pies this year, pumpkin pie, and chocolate pecan pie. The fact that I made pies is a pretty big deal. I never bother making pies. The only other time I made a pie was this year for Steve’s birthday. I didn’t even make the crust this year! I guess I’ve just always been intimidated by pies. After this year though I think I am going to add pies to the rotation. The Chocolate Pecan Pie was great despite me messing up and adding the butter after it already started cooking. Plus it’s nice that it didn’t have all those crazy extra things in it that the ones from the grocery store do. Did I mention mine had no corn syrup in it? Awesome. Besides a super awesome meal, I am thankful for my wonderful little family. I adore Sophie, Joel and Steve more than I could ever tell you. I’m also thankful that all of my friends and family are happy and healthy. Life is not always easy and perfect but each year that goes by I find my self thankful for more and more things. And that’s truly something to be thankful for.
*If you’re interested in any of the recipes I use you can check out my Thanksgiving pinterest board here. While some recipes I tweak a bit, it will give you a pretty good idea of how to make the things we enjoy every year.