What we ate on Thanksgiving

The past few years we have made burgers for Thanksgiving, but this year we decided to switch it up and go a bit more traditional. I won’t lie we didn’t really make anything from scratch (other than the Brussels we roasted and ate for breakfast 😀 ), but the meal ended up being pretty delicious!

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We had both sweet and regular mashed potato. The mashed potato ended up being our favorite out of these two-although I will say that the mashed potatoes weren’t as garlicky as I thought they would be?

A corn casserole dish…or as Trader Joe’s calls it Corn Pudding. This was interesting in that the top was the texture of flan.

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We obviously had to have gravy and were super pleased to find that Good & Gather had made a turkey gravy. This was super umami in flavor and really brought the meal together.

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Plus turkey and rolls 🙂 I won’t lie the turkey was turkey to me because I am usually in it for the sides, but who isn’t?

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The only thing I felt like we were missing was cranberry sauce. There’s something interesting about cranberry sauce-I didn’t think I would miss it, but while eating this all I could think was “this NEEDS cranberry sauce.”

Later on we made sandwiches with the rolls and leftovers and again I felt like the slight tart/sweetness from cranberry sauce would have taken it up a few notches. I guess we know for next time!

For dessert we had decided on pies and went for a slice of apple and a slice of chocolate mousse-both of which were really good!

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That concludes our Thanksgiving meal, but I can’t conclude without giving hubby a big shoutout for these pictures! Thank you babe for taking these ❤️

How was your Thanksgiving and what did you guys end up eating? Let me know in the comments!

Birthdays and giving thanks

If you couldn’t tell from my Monday post we have a lot to be thankful for this past year and one thing I am most thankful for is my wonderful husband!

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It is his birthday today and I just want to take a minute to let him know how grateful I am to be his wife. Babe, thank you for being the incredibly kind, generous, and loving person you are. The way you take things in stride and see the brighter side of things-no matter the situation is something I am in awe of.

I know I tell you all the time but you really are the best husband ever and to top it off you are so stinkin’ hot! I love you so much and hope you have the best birthday ever and that this year brings true all your wishes!

Besides birthday wishes I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know I normally do Monday/Thursday posts, but since I’m doing this one today I figured I’d combine the birthday/Thanksgiving. I hope you guys are getting to spend some good quality time with family and eating some delicious food!

I’m not sure if I’m going to be taking pictures of our Thanksgiving, but if I do I will most certainly share that with you!

Happy birthday babe, Happy Thanksgiving my friends, and have a lovely weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has always held a special place in my heart. I know some people think of it as a day where you eat till you’re stuffed. Don’t get me wrong, it is partially that for me, but Thanksgiving always makes me feel warm and happy inside. It reminds me of family and memories and laughter.

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It also reminds me to slow down and appreciate everything I have. Even though this year we haven’t had too much time to slow down I still wanted to take time to be thankful for the busy, the crazy, and everything in between.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

Happy (late) Thanksgiving

In our house Thanksgiving is a fave holiday because it usually involves family and food-our two favorite things 🙂 This year the hubs had work and I was on call so we are celebrating today in our own little way.

This basically means we start with one plan that leads to a lot of other plans/ideas and we kinda just figure it all out as we go along. If anything exciting happens I will keep you posted!

Meanwhile, I just wanted to take a moment to be thankful for all the wonderfulness we’ve been blessed with this past year. I am so grateful for all the beautiful people that are in my life and all the amazing experiences that life has brought so far!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and had a very happy and delicious Thanksgiving 🙂

Love and hugs friends!