Thanksgiving

(NaBloPoMo Day 18)

I have such mixed emotions about this holiday. But since I have much to be thankful for, I choose to celebrate it…on my own terms. My Thanksgiving has everything to do with being thankful for all I have, spending time with my precious family, EATING!, and work. And after Worksgiving is done, and Black Friday is done, I’ll take a day to just chill out, watch Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies (I don’t Christmas before Thanksgiving, ever.), and decide whether or not I want to decorate for the holidays this year. I’m leaning toward no on that, but that’s a post for another time.

Since I work in the afternoon, we are doing brunch. This is my brunch photo from last year:

Please excuse the poor lighting. But aren’t my dishes gorgeous? I will attempt to recreate that brunch this year, with only a few minor tweaks to the menu. Semi-homemade is the way I’m going!

  • Mimosas.
  • Hash browns. I like Emily’s Famous Hash Browns.
  • Eggs over easy, with free-range eggs from my parents’ chickens.
  • Sous vide turkey slices – I won’t be cooking a bird, but I did get pre-prepared sous vide turkey slices on sale at Target.
  • Ham. Instead of a full ham, I grabbed a few honey ham steaks.
  • Leftover Stuffing Waffles – only mine won’t be leftovers!
  • Pecan pie – yes, store-bought again – with coffee and/or milk.
  • Other beverages for the day? Sweet tea. It’s not a meal here without it.

This is not the most economical solution, I know (I once bought a 15 pound spiral cut ham and it lasted us forever, with sandwiches and other various leftover recipes), but I’ve still only spent around $35 for the three of us to have a pretty huge meal. And we will still have leftovers – just not enough to have to throw out or stress over using before the food goes bad.

And here is my favorite Thanksgiving tradition of all:

It never fails to put a smile on my face!

Here’s to hoping you and yours have an amazing day, no matter how or if you celebrate.

Featured image courtesy Karsten Paulick on Pixabay

2 comments

  1. Liz A. says:

    Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays I actually like. (Someday I’ll discuss my antipathy for days like Valentine’s Day, Easter, the 4th of July, and yes, Christmas.) Sounds like you’ve got quite the feast planned.

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