30 Days of Thankful 2014 Edition- Day 27
Friday, November 28, 2014
Day 27- Family
I really am very thankful for my family, both immediate and extended. This year my Thanksgiving celebration was very small in attendance (unusual for my family), but very big in meal and satisfaction. My brother and his girlfriend came down from San Diego and spent the day at the house. My other brother and sister-in-law spent the majority of their day at my SIL's grandmother's house, but came home for dinner. My dad drove into town. My grandmother got picked up by my bro and driven to our house in his shiny new wheels.
We had cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting for breakfast. My brother brewed a pot of our favorite coffee- Gingerbread coffee from Trader Joe's. The day they stop making that coffee is the day I start burning down every single Trader Joe's I ever encounter. I LOVE that coffee! Its an even bigger holiday obsession for me than the holiday drinks at Starbucks.
My mom and I cooked up a storm! We had a big 21 lb turkey that we roasted. We did mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (yes, with marshmallows!), green bean casserole, dressing, gravy... roasted Brussels sprouts and beets... um... jellied cranberry... and a crudite tray with dip. My bro's girlfriend brought a pumpkin cheesecake that she made which was DELICIOUS! I made an apple pie and a pumpkin pie. Both turned out great thankfully because I'm really not much of a baker.
But, the best part was just spending the evening enjoying a delicious meal with people I love. The food, the conversation, the laughs... It was awesome. I couldn't be more thankful to have the family I have!
I failed to take a photo of our spread and my fam takes pics at Christmas, so instead you're getting the turkey. I named him Eggar 'cuz he reminded me of the line from the first Men in Black movie... "Eggar, your skin is hanging off your bones."