Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The REAL Thanksgiving Trimmings

Well, I have spent all morning slaving over a stove crock pot. I am preparing all of our food for tomorrow. I am going to host my first Thanksgiving for our family. I am also going to try and play super woman and go to the football game while it is cooking!

When I was younger, the women stayed home on Thanksgiving and would cook then go to the movies, the guys would go to the football game. I always begged to go, but never enough tickets. As the years went on, life became busier and it has been a few years since our family has had a traditional Thanksgiving. We usually go to a restaurant that everyone can swing by. Now that I have Eliza, I want a real Thanksgiving again.

Since I am the one that wants it, I am the one who has to host it. I am not giving up my seats though!!

So I went to Pinterest in search of recipes I could make in the crock pot! I figured this way I could have it all prepared and going while I am gone, and ready when we get back.

So everything is set to go. The potatoes are cut, the turkey is gutted(wow) and the bread is cubed for the stuffing. I will be up bright and early tomorrow to put it all on and then head out the door.

The table is set, just waiting for guests to arrive!

Below you can find all of the recipes I am using for our meal. My Aunt and Sister are bringing a few dishes, but you will find the main staples here.

Michigander Turkey
Cooked Carrots

Cornbread Stuffing
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Mini Apple Pies

Side note, I made the Pumpkin Coffee Cake today, and of course I had to test my product, it was TO DIE FOR. Seriously might make it once a month. It took everything in my power not to eat the whole thing!!

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day with whomever you choose to spend it with.

Happy Thanksgiving

Side note...After I had finished this post, my door bell rang and there stood a lady with flowers. I was surprised, seeing as my birthday isn't until Friday, but I thought maybe they weren't delivering that day due to the holiday. Instead, I read the card and it reminds me of what is really important in this world, and all that I am truly thankful for. The card from my best friend, wishing me an early birthday, she wanted the flowers to arrive in time to display for my first Thanksgiving. There is no one better then her.