The fact that Thanksgiving is tomorrow is blowing. my. mind. How did we get here? Wasn't it just June and we were having a baby? Craziness. But I'm so excited for this holiday season specifically because of said baby! It's definitely going to be the most special and memorable one yet. This is also our first Thanksgiving cooking the big meal all by ourselves. Super pumped, but also slightly nervous! I'm just hoping I have enough baking dishes for everything we're planning on making!
Here's what's on our Thanksgiving menu: Nick is smoking a turkey (using this brine recipe), perfect mashed potatoes, stuffing, crockpot applesauce, green bean casserole (have to go with the classic recipe), baked sweet potatoes, creamed corn and warm rolls with cinnamon butter. Honestly, this cookbook has been a lifesaver with my meal planning - highly recommend it.
And keeping it real... two things I outsourced: gravy from KFC (haha! it really is just so good) and a massive pumpkin pie from Costco because it was only $5.99! What a deal. Topped with whipped cream, mmm I'm drooling.
As for the second most important thing about a holiday - the attire - I think I'll be keeping it more on the casual side with a blouse and my new black jeans. I'll probably throw on this vest too because I'm all about the layers. Speaking of clothes, we are taking our family Christmas card pictures on Sunday afternoon - at a Christmas tree farm! - and I have killed myself over what we should all be wearing. Coordinating outfits, but not too matchy matchy! I literally took almost all of our clothes out of our closets and threw them on the dining room table to pull together outfits during nap time. I'm losing my mind and just typing this out makes me realize how ridiculous it is ;)
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL, happy, safe, blessed Thanksgiving. There really is so much to be thankful for. See ya back here on Friday for all things holiday shopping! Tis the season!