Hello and Happy Monday!
We had a fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend and I can’t believe it’s already over.
We got into the spirit first thing Thursday morning with turkey headbands. Chris wasn’t too excited.
I also forced him to take a family picture.
We decided to stay home this Thanksgiving since Chris is still a new transplant recipient and we’re trying not to expose him to a ton of people. I volunteered to host and I was so excited! I love to cook so this holiday is right up my alley. Chris’ brother, Justin, and his girlfriend, Codi came over and some of my family came over as well. We even got to spend the holiday with our niece Peyton!
I was so excited I planned out all of the food weeks in advance and got my grocery shopping done the weekend ahead of Thanksgiving so I wouldn’t have to go running around last minute. I started cooking Thursday morning and everything went very smoothly! Even my first time cooking a turkey went well, so I was very proud of myself.
This is what was on our Thanksgiving menu:
- Various crackers and cheese
- Turkey: I followed this recipe and it was very easy and straightforward. I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a first time turkey cooker like me! The only change I made was cooking the turkey in a turkey bag instead of covering it with foil.
- Turkey Gravy
- Honey Baked Ham (provided by my family)
- Au Gratins (family recipe)
- Stuffing (I used a Morgan family recipe and it was delicious! Both Chris and Justin approved)
- Green Bean Casserole
- Spiced Cranberries (I used a recipe a friend shared with me)
- Bread (store bought)
Codi was kind enough to bring potatoes and pumpkin pie. We had quite a spread!
We all chowed down and it was a great meal! So great that Peyton passed out at the table.
After the big meal, I had to try both of the desserts of course.
Overall we had a great Thanksgiving, full of good food and family!
Unfortunately I had to work on Friday so that was a bummer. But it is what it is and I tried to make the best of it. We had Thanksgiving leftovers for dinner that night and I re-purposed them into Turkey and Stuffing Muffins. They turned out really good and it was the perfect meal to eat while Chris and I finished watching Stranger Things season 2. Ah it was so good!
Saturday we got our Christmas decorations out of the attic and Chris and I decorated our house for Christmas. It looks so festive! It’s putting me in the Christmas spirit already!
I also ordered our Christmas cards, which is something I get excited about every year. I don’t know why but it makes me feel like such an adult to send Christmas cards. Those will be on their way to our friends and family very soon.
Saturday night Chris and I decided to relax at home and it was much needed after a busy few days.
Sunday I cleaned up the house and meal prepped. I hate letting food go to waste so I re-purposed our leftover ham into Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Cheese Soup. This is going to be my lunch for the week. I hope it’s good!
I also worked on some Christmas gifts that afternoon. Any guesses as to what I made?
Sunday night I made dinner and we relaxed and soaked up the last of the weekend. We had a great Thanksgiving weekend and I am definitely sad to see it come to an end.
How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you decorate for Christmas like we did?