Time for cliche blog post time! I realize this post is a few days late, but it's not like anyone was really near their computer theses past couple days. It's been all about the family!
Thanksgiving was all about cooking, enjoying the family, and being thankful for everything we have. I am the first to admit sometimes I get into the "I wish I had" or "I want" mindset. It was nice to disconnect from everything and be thankful for everything I have.
I am so thankful to have the most perfect little coconut in the world. I am thankful he finally is starting to take to potty training. I'm thankful that he is such a mommy's boy. I'm thankful that he is always happy. I'm thankful that he changed my life for the better. I can't even remember what life was like before him.
I am thankful to have a husband who is loyal, caring, and my best friend. I'm thankful that I can totally be my weird and disgusting self. I'm thankful that he gets my jokes no matter how inappropriate they may be. I am thankful that says I look beautiful when I feel like an obese troll.
I am thankful for my Grammy. She is the best mother and father I could have ever asked for. She had to be not only my Grammy, but my mother and father too. She did more than an amazing job. I am thankful that she taught me how to appreciate what I have. I am thankful that she showed me the importance of volunteering and helping others. I am thankful she taught me how to spot a good sale. I am thankful she showed me the world. I am thankful for her showing me what selflessness and unconditional love truly means. I am thankful for her being the best example of what a mother is.
I am thankful for my readers and blogging. It really means a lot to me that people actually read this little blog. I love to do blog, so it is awesome that people like to read it. I have made so many awesome friends in the blogging world. Some seriously awesome, cool, and interesting people blog. I don't find myself to be any of those things, but my daily reads for sure are.
Now on to the good stuff....the food! I made everything from scratch. Everything. Phew! It was a lot of work, but the flavor pay off was worth it. The pictures aren't anything crazy. I just took some quick shots with my iPhone right before we ate :)
|I had to taste test the pie the night before. It was only right, right?|
|For the morning I baked pumpkin cranberry scones from TJ . Perf.|
|Mashed Potatoes (made the night before and heated with butter on top for the big day)|
|My cranberry sauce cooking away|
|Homemade gravy from the drippings...yummmm|
|I made a stuffing made out of a white bread and cornbread (which I pre-baked)|
|I was going to make the sweet potatoes with marshmallows but I didn't have any. A brown sugar and pecan crust was a bomb replacement.|
|The only thing not totally by scratch was the green bean casserole. I definitely used the french fried onions from the store.|
|Plated family/buffet style|