(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!
- 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.