Oh Thanksgiving. The best of all holidays. The sole purpose of the holiday is to sit back, be grateful for what is in your life, and enjoy a comforting (and in most homes, an over the top) meal. Unfortunately, for some people it’s not exactly a relaxing holiday, but with the right game plan things can go smoothly and almost effortlessly. This year was one of the best (and stress-free) Thanksgivings to date in my family.
My Mom had her signature list prepared weeks ago and everyone had their assignments.
Thanksgiving eve came, I headed home, I had my tasks of making Roasted Butternut Squash soup, apple pie & helping with the dinner rolls, stuffing, and gravy. Other than that, we were ready to go. I was quickly relieved of my dinner roll duty, I apparently have not quite got the method down. You will also find there are no pictures of a large bird, since we’re a small bunch this year, we only got a turkey breast and not the whole bird, and it’s not the prettiest thing.
We moved on to stuffing….
It was then time to wrap things up for the night.
I was determined to do as little as possible on actual Thanksgiving. I don’t spend much of my time just lazing around so when I have a nationally accepted excuse for it, I take it! Here we come Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade! I of course had to help set the table and do a few other things since my Mom had to be at the hospital for work that day, but she left a note on top of the fresh rolls.
I got to work on the pie. Now. This was not my fault. Mom had made pumpkin pie earlier in the week and made a double batch of pie dough that was waiting in the fridge for its turn in the pie dish. By the time Thursday morning rolled around, it was dry and flaky and so hard to work with. I tried to revive it, but much to my dismay the top crust kept falling apart. That burnt part on top: that was Greg & I trying to be artistic and cover up the tears with cut-out leaves and an acorn.
Then we moved on to the table
Then back to relaxing. Only things left to do were gravy, mashed potatoes, and steam green beans.
Then there was dessert…
I hope everyone had a safe & satisfying holiday and has finally recovered from your turkey coma!!