Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today I have enjoyed cooking my part of the Thanksgiving meal. The grocery trip this morning was another story - how crazy was I to wait until the last minute to buy my ingredients?! I thought I would share the recipes I made (mainly because I am avoiding the huge mess that I have to clean up).

Mac & Cheese (omitted the last 5 ingredients because this dish is for the kids)
Mashed Potatoes (secret: add warm cream to potatoes then reserve some for the day of)
Cranberry Sauce (first time to make homemade - it was so easy)
Green salad w/ Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette (my favorite salad ever!)

In the morning we are driving to Oklahoma for a different kind of holiday. We are going to Jeremy's parent's land to celebrate a relaxing Thanksgiving with his parents and his brother's family. The boys are so excited about fishing, exploring, hanging out with their girl cousins and sleeping in my parent's RV tommorrow night. As we were talking this afternoon about the next two days, I started to think about what I am thankful for this year. I am looking forward to spending some time alone tomorrow to sit and reflect on all my blessings.

Wishing you all a special Thanksgiving full of memories with your family and friends!!

Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

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His Girl said...

isn't it amazing how beautiful solitude becomes when you're a mommy? that reflecting time is so healthy, getting your thoughts and your heart sorted out so you can enjoy all the amazing blessings you've been given is such a treat.

enjoy, my dear sweet friend! happy happy thanksgiving!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Mmmmm...I need to check out your recipes.

Homemade cranberry sauce is easy and delicious. We opted for the canned kind this year because I definitely threw my meal together at the last minute.

Hope you have a wonderful time with family!

Gretchen said...

I hope you had a fantabulous thanksgiving, Jenn.