Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm Loving It--Thanksgiving!

Happy Friday friends! Yes I know it's not really Friday but it feels like a Friday so I'm going with it. I'm glad it isn't Friday because that means we would have skipped Thanksgiving, and that is just unacceptable. I LOVE Thanksgiving, mostly because of the food, truth be told. I always have and will be a big eater and lover of food, so I'm excellent at Thanksgiving. This year my mom is hosting so that means a few days of me going to her house to snack on the leftovers as well, which we all know are just as good if not better than actual Thanksgiving! You might be wondering what I cook on Thanksgiving, considering I love cooking and am always sharing recipes with you. Well, that answer, my friends, would be nothing. Not really. Both of our families have gotten Thanksgiving down to such a science that they don't even need my assistance. Literally one year to my mom's I brought a can of cranberry sauce (which I could eat of of the can with a spoon--I love the stuff--ridges and all) and to Forrest's family's house that same day I brought frozen rolls. One year I made a rice casserole which no one touched because they were committed to their other holiday tried and true favorites. Last year I made 3 different pumpkin pies (thank you pinterest) and I think Forrest and I ended up eating the majority of them, despite the fact they went to 2 houses. If I thought long and hard about that situation I might end up getting my feelings hurt but honestly I can't blame them because I'm the same way. I want Thanksgiving to taste exactly the way it should and the dishes should be made exactly the same way each year by exactly the same person. I cringe every time my aunt in Birmingham suggests that she take on the making of the sweet potatoes. No way--not that she isn't an amazing cook because she is--but sweet potatoes are supposed to be made by mom or my grandmother (who taught my mom) so there really is no need to risk jacking that integral part of Thanksgiving up. I mean what if she got fancy and we didn't like it, you know? Then we would have to wait another whole year for acceptable Thanksgiving sweet potatoes! One year I volunteered to bring the deviled eggs to my mom's because Mrs. Rollins wasn't feeling up to it. I mean really how hard can it be to do deviled eggs? The answer is not hard at all but the reality was they didn't taste the same. I wasn't offended--I understood because I was sad too. It just wasn't the same, you know!!
Despite this straight-craziness, I secretly want to do a fancy pants, breakfast themed Thanksgiving one year. I don't know who would come and it would definitely have to be either before or after Thanksgiving so the fam could enjoy their Thanksgiving favorites, but for some reason I have that in the back of my mind. I'm thinking the menu would go something like this:

Pumpkin French Toast Bake
Fresh Fruit Salad
Cheese grits
Hashbrown casserole
cranberry sauce
deviled eggs
and maybe some sort of turkey or hame....or both

Man, I'm hungry just thinking about it!!
What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods and traditions? Do you do the same thing every year or do you switch it up?? 

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  1. I love the thought of a Thanksgiving breakfast! Maybe I will do it one year!

  2. Happy thanksgiving my American friend ! :)


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