Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 Recap

Our Thanksgiving wasn't a traditional one like the one pictured above. But it was perfect for us. Instead of family, my husband and I had a few of his single friends over and another married couple and their son. When you live 2000 miles away from family, it's just not feasible to go home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We definitely missed being around our family and their traditions but it was cool to start our own traditions and I know his friends appreciated getting out of the barracks and having a home-cooked meal! We also skipped eating at the table and instead gathered around the couch and living room table. Our little 3-person table held all the food and we talked while watching the football games!

Now, on to the food stuff! I was able to prep nearly everything the day before which made the day of that much easier! Potatoes were peeled, veggies were cut, and the turkey was defrosted-in the bathtub I might add :) The morning of the hubby and I did some last minute cleaning and finished prepping and made a last minute grocery store run. All in all, the day of was hardly stressful! I've listed our menu below and will be adding recipes later on this week!

Appetizers
Rotel Dip in the Crockpot
Lil Smokies wrapped in bacon (requested by my husband)

Main Dish
Turkey with fresh herbs

Sides
Rolls
Cornbread Dressing
Mashed Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes (a last minute addition the night before)
Sauteed Green Beans
Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Dessert
Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream
Butter Cake w/ Cream Cheese Icing
Sweet Potato Pie

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