I do realize that November is the official month to give thanks (according to most calendars), but I have tried to teach my family to be thankFULL all year round. So, while I am somewhat late in posting about our “Thanksgiving” Dinner, really, every meal deserves that name, wouldn’t you agree?
Our little family has been through many changes in the past year, with our oldest heading off to college and our youngest so busy with all of his extra curricular activities, the husband and I have already experienced something of that “Empty Nest” that we’ve heard others talk about…but we had a full nest at my brother and sister-in-law’s home on Thanksgiving (their turn to host!), and we appreciated every moment we were able to spend together.
Our local, farm fresh turkey was absolutely stunning, even before it went into the oven. Sure, we may have had to pick out a few extra feathers (which we all agreed was reminiscent of squeezing blackheads-oddly satisfying!) but there is absolutely nothing that can beat a meal that obviously led such a healthy life.
Before we knew it, dinner was ready! With so many happy hands contributing to the work, it took no time at all to fix a delicious, healthy meal for our extended family.
We had Aunt Ann’s famous creamed onions,
Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole,
And, of course, my son’s favorite-organic Cranberry Sauce.
Nothing says you care like a meal-and all of it’s components!-made from scratch.
Before we knew it, seconds (and thirds!) were being dished out and the lively dinner conversation was becoming a bit quieter. Soon we just basked in the pleasantness of full bellies, good company, and, of course, a beautiful meal.
I do sincerely hope that your family’s Thanksgiving was as beautiful as ours was!