This time of year is always busy for us. We have a family get together every weekend from now until Christmas. It makes the time go way too fast and sometimes I feel cheated on our fun time with the kiddos, but this year I am really wanting to slow down and squeeze in some fun time. One thing I would really like to do is load the kiddos up in the car with some hot chocolates and drive around to look at the Christmas lights. :o)
But first, Thanksgiving.
I am hosting again this year for our immediate family so I have been getting everything ready. I am kind of stressing out about fitting everyone in our dining room...since our families have grown a bit since last year. But Nick is off and he said he would help me move things around and figure it out. :o/ Oh bigger dining room...how I long for you!!
I am hoping to do a gold and cream themed table...if all works out. I spray painted some leaves and plastic pumpkins and gourds gold. The leaves will have names on them and serve as place cards. We'll have cream dishes and gold table clothes.
I made these cute turkey crayon holders since I bought a coloring tablecloth for the kiddie table. :o) I think they are just too cute!
Then we have the menu.
We are sticking with the staple Thanksgiving side dishes (stuffing, deviled eggs, rolls, cranberry sauce, sausage and saaukraute, broccoli casserole) but I am trying out a few new recipes.
I am going to try out these bacon green beans...because everything is better with bacon, right!? :o)
I am also going to try my hand at the crockpot mashed potatoes. They seem easy and look delicious.
Then, my dad is going to deep fry a turkey and my BIL is making a turducken.
I think we will have plenty of food. :o)