|Thanksgiving Feast 2005|
November is right around the corner, and that means Thanksgiving!
I never liked Thanksgiving growing up. We had to drive out of town to family’s house, and I had to sit at a kids table, and football was always on the tv. I didn’t care much for the food either. It was fine and all, but I didn’t understand what everyone else was making such a big deal about. Dried out turkey, potatoes from a box and cranberry from a can…no thanks!
The summer before my oldest friend and I left to spend a year in France teaching English, she knew she was really going to miss Thanksgiving dinner with her family. Her mom decided that we needed a proper Thanksgiving dinner for the year so she made us one in August. About half way through dinner, my mom and I looked at each other and said, This is why people love Thanksgiving so much! It was perfection. Nice tender and moist turkey and so many tasty veggie sides (made with real ingredients!). And her pumpkin pie – wowzer is that a doosie!
Ever since that year, I love Thanksgiving. We have some classics that we make every year – Andrew’s family’s sweet potatoes and Rosie’s mom’s pumpkin pie – but there are so many sides and salads to try that I usually make some new recipes every year.
Since Thanksgiving meal planning has already started at our house, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes over the next few weeks. I know Thanksgiving is still a month away, but I like to start with plenty of time so I can plan out the menu and make adjustments. I end up with epic grocery lists and trips all around town to get everything, but it’s worth it.