I know, I know…everyone’s on full on Christmas/Holiday mode we are too. However, I cannot let this Thanksgiving go unnoticed (I’ll probably also do catch up entries on birthdays and Jamaica).
This was our 1st Thanksgiving in our new house. The rest of our family is in NJ and so it was just us 5 celebrating together this year. I decided to try to make it “formal” and that way our girls could learn and get familiar with table settings and the proper ways to do things with grace, elegance and proper manners. Besides, they’re always playing Princess Dress-Up, might as well learn etiquette too. – side note – I wish they had some type of etiquette / manners courses in schools…how to set the table properly and know which fork does what, etc. I know we, as parents can teach them, but sometimes it’s received differently when taught by a school teacher.
In any case, pDaddy and I agreed upon what we wanted to eat and so off I went doing groceries (almost everyday for a week, it seemed). Everything was homemade with the exception of Shrimp Cocktail and Dessert. I guess I could have made desserts too, but that’s ok. Turkey was marinated overnight and everything was ready and prepped for the next day.
I woke up early on Thanksgiving – I think I was just really excited to cook for my family. I haven’t cooked a Thanksgiving Dinner since ’08 / ’09 and I remember being half-assed about it. I woke up too early so I decided, to add to the formality of the luncheon, to make some menus. I found a template on line I liked and I cut and glued and punched away. I had to cut the papers by hand because my paper cutter was missing it’s blades (I hid them from the baby and I guess I hid them well b/c I still can’t find them). I wanted to make place cards as well, but I decided not to…no place card holders and I didn’t feel like cutting by hand anymore (spoiled, I know).
So, after that, I got breakfast going and got to cooking our luncheon. Here’s our Thanksgiving Day feast (no, we don’t do stuffing…I just never had it growing up). I hope you all had a great one 🙂