Thanksgiving was amazing!!! It was an absolute BLAST to plan, prep and cook, cook, cook all day!! 5+ hours of chopping, mixing, baking together in Emily’s little kitchen with her was great! I had this awesome idea to give her a personalized apron, but I ended up making them to save money. Sounds like a good idea right?
But unfortunately it looked like a 6 year old made them. Eh? It was the thought that counts right?!?
Another ridiculous thing – for our recipes we bought an absurd amount of butter and whipping cream. ABSURD.
Anyway, back to the food!!!
and white cheddar cheese and crackers for apps.
(read hungry boys)
We made a game time switch to the turkey recipe and went with a Bobby Flay herb roasted recipe from his throwdown vs. The Pioneer Woman.
Onward! Making the herb butter
Classic mashed potatoes, especially for my hubby
Grandma Saviello’s stuffing (YUM!!)
Mama’s Rolls (a classic in my mom’s side of the family – – maybe I’ll post the recipe later)
And good ol’ pumpkin pie
We fully intended to make PW’s Apple Pie (more like a crisp) but we were SO exhausted when we sat down to dinner (and we ran out of brown sugar!) so that didn’t happen. This picture is a pretty accurate description of how we were feeling. Cooking exhaustion and relief on getting to finally eat the deliciousness we had been working on all day!!!
Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful. We prayed and thanked Jesus for friends, family and most of all the gospel and what Jesus has done for us. During our meal we all talked about what we are thankful for and it was such a good reminder of how loving, gracious, merciful and faithful God is! Dan read a thanksgiving prayer from Valley of Vision and we just praised God for who He is and what He has done!
It was a GREAT thanksgiving. And ended with a little visitor…. I’ll let Emily decide if she wants to give details to the blog world or not:)