Yep, a little bit early! (Some of) my family is arriving tonight, so I’ll be signed off for the rest of the week to enjoy their company. We’re having the traditional Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, then getting together with extended family on Friday. What do y’all have planned?
On the menu for Thursday:
— Hot corn dip and deviled eggs
— Turkey and gravy (we forgo making an actual turkey and just buy a breast or two from the store! :)
— Stovetop stuffing (I’m sorry, but I have never tasted homemade stuffing that I liked better than Stovetop. Equally good, yes. Better, not that I can remember.)
— Real mashed potatoes
— Fresh green beans (just sauteed on the stovetop with a little red pepper and olive oil)
— Rosemary and sea salt rolls
— Two types of homemade cranberry sauce (John’s contribution)
— Pumpkin pie and apple pie (with cheddar cheese slices!) from our favorite local bakery
— Chocolate chunk pecan cookies (because my Mom doesn’t like pie — weird, I know!!)
Some people down here consider macaroni and cheese a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner. (I love mac and cheese, but that will never seem normal to me!) Does your family include anything “unusual”?
Safe travels to all, whether you’re going down the stairs or across the country! I am very thankful for all of you!