Cliche Thanksgiving Post

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.

Turkey time! 

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

How did you guys spend your day?  What was your favorite dish?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03933311040542595030 Sessy@NTSST

    Forget cliche…that was just a perfect way to sum it all up. Looks like you had a lovely day!!! Heehee…love the taste test you did on the pie, I’m ALL about that! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06542977725000486475 angela

    My Thanksgiving was not as great.. lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16812718292807106583 ChatterBlossom

    Oh my gosh, you win Thanksgiving! Your food looks freakin’ fantastic!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15941447249256870795 bayctygrl

    Everything looks so good especially the gravy. I don’t cook much so to me you are just amazing!
    Jessica Who sent me over and I am glad she did :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00764410843016736925 Abbie

    Looks like good eating!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09136222564933396828 Melody

    Great meal. I’m glad Jessica Who sent me here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12801353723880005112 Rachel Elizabeth

    Wow the food looks simply amazing :) I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
    I’m glad Jessica Who sent me here! :)

  • http://beautymustsformoms.blogspot.com/ Deirdre

    Your cornbread stuffing looks amazing. Jessica Who sent me, but I’ll be back when (or I should say if) the kids take a nap today. XO

    Dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05084301529515014888 Eli’sVanity

    This all look really good. Jessica Who? sent me