I’m overjoyed and thankful that this Thanksgiving holiday I am able to spend it with family that I love and haven’t seen in a while. It’s hard to believe it’s only one week away! I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner in my home and can’t wait to spend time with my in-laws, siblings, nieces and nephews and continue our holiday traditions as if there hasn’t been any time lost.Â I haven’t been home since January 2011 when mini me turned three and we celebrated his 3rd Birthday with family and friends in New York.Â I’m in the process ofÂ preparing my home for company, the regular holiday purging and cleaning and making necessary space to accommodate everyone. My guests will start arriving in between Tuesday & Wednesday. My Father-In-Law and Brother-In-Law are both celebrating their birthdays onÂ Wednesday the 21st so I’m sure there will be some birthday celebrating in our plans. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to spend this time with family!
I am now finalizing my Thanksgiving menu in hopes to fulfill everyone’s dietary needs and adding some vegetarian options as well. I’m going to have traditional Turkey(s), Chicken, Collard Greens, String Beans & Potatoes, Stuffing, Rice & Peas, Macaroni & Cheese, Salad, Cranberry Sauce, Corn Bread, Banana Pudding and Sweet Potato Pie(s)! One thing I absolutely love doing is preparing the food with my mother-in-law and daughters. We start preparing certain dishes the night before like seasoning and marinading the meat, depending on time we may bake sweet potato pies as well. The Turkey usually goes in around 5:00 am Thanksgiving Morning and we prepare most sides later that morning. Dinner is usually ready in between 3-5 pm on Thanksgiving day.Â My sister is trying to convince me to make twelve sweet potato pies, I usually make in between 4-6 every year.Â We’ll see how many pies I end up making. I’m looking forward to a great dinner, maybe some football and a few games of Just Dance 4 to burn the consumed Thanksgiving calories!
I hope everyone has a phenomenal Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones. Remember, In Everything… Give Thanks! 1 Thes 5:18Â