November 25, 2010 marked the 26th Thanksgiving of my lifetime.
And the 26th time I stuffed myself full of thanks and giving to the point of ridiculousness.
Thank goodness I planned ahead and wore a dress, which alleviated the need for a zipper and button.
Because I would’ve bust that for sure.
Unfortunately, in my bug-eyed state over the huge spread we produced, I forgot to take a picture of my dinner plate. That’s probably a good thing, though, because it was nothing short of gluttonous.
I guess that’s what happens when you spend 7 hours prepping food the night before Thanksgiving. You come up with a whole lotta goodness.
Here’s what we served:
Turkey (21 pounder, baby) and gravy
Stuffing (good, old-fashioned and simple)
Mashed potatoes (or “mash the tables”, as my 3 year old nephew calls them)
Homemade orange-lime-cranberry sauce
Green bean casserole
Homemade sweet potato gnocchi
And a killer appetizer spread of fruit and cheese, bacon wrapped dates and cocktail shrimp:
And for dessert:
I took a few days off of pretty much everything (including surfing them internets) to celebrate and enjoy my family.
And then I took another day to take care of all the things that needed taking care of once I realized that real life had resumed.
One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is that there are only a few more weeks until more holidays! Of course that means that I will now commence to pull whole sections of hair out of my head while I frantically search for the perfect presents for everyone on my Christmas list.
Nope, I don’t put too much pressure on myself at all. That would be madness.
Good thing there are massive turkey sandwiches to get me through it.
Lots of turkey sandwiches.