Thanksgiving Prep

I am so excited for Thanksgiving next week!  I can’t wait!  I have so much to be thankful for this year.  The biggest thing I am thankful for is my family.  You never know what could happen.  We’ve had some really rough patches with family members being very sick this year, so I’m very thankful that we are all together. 

 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I’m not big on Thanksgiving food, but I love having everyone come together.  We do Thanksgiving at my house, and that is probably one of the reasons why I love it so much!  Everyone comes over to eat lunch and spend the day visiting.  My grandma gave me this beautiful centerpiece a couple of years ago for hosting.  She thought it would work for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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Jake had to check it out when I got it out this week.  

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I also enjoy the preparation for the big day just as much.  All of the women divide up the dishes, so I don’t have to cook everything.  (Although, I don’t think I would mind that)  I do the ham, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, hot rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cherry pie.  We always have so much food! 

This past weekend, Jeremy and I went ahead and bought everything we will need. 

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Jeremy ordered a smoked ham, so all I will have to do is heat it on Thursday morning.  I think being organized is the biggest part of hosting a holiday!  I plan on spending Wednesday cleaning my house and baking pies.  

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I will probably make the green bean casserole on Wednesday too.  

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I think the more you can get done before, the more it will help you the day of.  It will also free up the oven for other things, and it will give me more time to visit with everyone instead of being in the kitchen all morning. 

This year I’m really excited about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  My cousin is dancing with the US Tap Team in the parade.  Watch for them, they are supposed to stop and dance on TV! 

What do you do to get ready for Thanksgiving?

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