Thanksgiving is a time for family, football, and food. When we lived in California, it was hard for the family part of it to happen because of how far apart we were. This year though, we got to spend time we family, while watching food, and eating way to much food. Also, because of poor planning on my part, we actually had two thanksgivings.
Thanksgiving number 1 was actually the week prior to actual thanksgiving. I apparently can’t read a calendar and swore up and down that thanksgiving was earlier in November this year. In my defense, it was super late this year in the first place. So because of my mishap, our family was going to be together a week early, and so to make use of this time, we planned a thanksgiving dinner for that Thursday. My mom placed an order with the local grocery store for a full on thanksgiving dinner that only needed to be reheated, and let me tell you, because of how much I dislike spending all day in a kitchen myself, we may be entertaining that same idea for holidays to come. It was a good meal, of turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (which should have been stuffing, the store made a mistake), cranberry relish, and a marshmallow delight salad. Finished off with pumpkin pie. It was very nice, and while we didn’t have football to watch, or even a parade, it was a nice and easy day spent with family. Not to mention, we went out and did a lot of our Christmas shopping the next day without the crowds of Black Friday.
Thanksgiving number 2 on actual thanksgiving was just as good. We started the day watching the Macy’s day parade, which is something I always look forward to, but because we don’t have cable normally, never get to watch. So this was a treat. Dinner was at my moms neighbors house, so we didn’t have much to do until it was time for dinner. We sat around, and relaxed, watched the first of three football games, and hung with family until we went next door. Thanksgiving dinner was great, the cook did one amazing job. We had the staples of ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, squash, green beans, as well as broccoli salad and pretzel salad. Afterwards, we sat and hung out and relaxed while our food settled. It was a nice and relaxing day. I do most of my Christmas shopping online so I didn’t have to worry about Black Friday crowds. Not to mention I worked retail for 8 years and know how rough that day can be.
Sadly I didn’t take many photos of the day because Cameron has been teething her back molars and was having a bit of a rough day. But she was a trooper and loved all the food. She also got an early Christmas gift from her aunt and uncle which she is obsessed with.
How did you spend thanksgiving?