Thankful Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

This is my favorite Holiday of the year! Today we will be heading over to Richard’s sister’s house for a yummy lunch then off to his parent’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m happy, Thankful really, to not host Thanksgiving this year, but I did make my famous Cranberry Sauce!

I’ve had a week of thanks I’d like to share

I am thankful for

-Richard and Bey who will do everything else for me with baby when I need them to

-quiet time to myself in the mornings and at night

-recipes that take only 20 minutes to make

-Richard, who remembers to get me coffee when I run out

-the Ergo so I can hold baby all of the time and not get tired

-the activity bouncer to keep Oli entertained so I can get things done some days

-family {my little one, Richard’s, and mine}

What are you thankful for?


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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Roundup {and More!}

With Thanksgiving tomorrow you may find yourself planning last minute recipes for dinner. Luckily, all I have to make is Cranberry Sauce and show up at Richard’s parent’s house. Here is a roundup of recipes for a full Thanksgiving dinner, just in case you have no idea what to make yet. {I know there are a few of you out there!}

Rosemary Roasted Turkey Recipe

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Southern Style Candied Yams

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Rich Gravy

Scalloped Corn

Green Bean Casserole

Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

Pistachio Fruit Salad

Are there any other traditional or non-traditional things you cook for your family?

What Thanksgiving family dinner isn’t complete without a wonderful table display? Here are some lovely ideas to decorate and set the table this Thanksgiving.

A little something for the adults

And we can’t forget about the kiddos!

How will you be spending your Thanksgiving? Will you be traveling? Are you hosting? Share with me!

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving full of Thanks and Love and Family!


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Thankful Thursday

This past week I have been thankful for:

The ladies in PTA with me

Easy meals

The ability to make natural products for house and home for my family

Rain

Sunshine

Food on the table, a roof over our heads, and clothes on our backs

My customers and blog followers

What are you thankful for?


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Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love it {so much} because you’re surrounded by family, giving thanks, and there is no obligation of giving or receiving gifts. Its just precious time with your family eating delicious food.

Everyone has their own traditions for the day, whether it be the traditional turkey dinner and giving thanks or hanging out in the living room watching football and BBQ’ing up some delicious meal {sounds like my kind of holiday!}. Mine was always a combination of the two when I was still at home with my parents. Through the years after leaving the nest and creating a nest of my own, I’ve tried to establish some sort of tradition with Bry in the home. Some things have changed, some I’ve brought along from my childhood, but one thing stays the same: my homemade cranberry sauce.

With this simple recipe you will never buy canned cranberry sauce again.. trust me!

Ingredients:

2 cups of fresh cranberries

1 cup of sugar

2/3 cup orange juice {with pulp}

2 tbsp grated orange rind

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

Method:

Combine orange juice and sugar together in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil

Throw in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thick

Remove from heat

Serve warm or cold as desired

*I like to add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg on top when I serve it

What is your go-to Thanksgiving dish? How do you and your family celebrate Turkey Day? Share with me in the comments below!

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Happy cooking!


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Thankful Thursday

November is the month of being Thankful. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner I wanted to focus on our family recognizing the things we are thankful for. So I made a ‘Thankful’ jar. We write what we are thankful for on a piece of paper and slip it into the jar. Then on Thanksgiving while we are sitting around the table with our families, we will each read off what we wrote. I am even encouraging people who come over to visit to write something and put it in the jar!

It was really easy to make, too!

Grab a jar or container {I used a left over half pint mason jar from various projects}, a pen, and some paper. I used some rub-ons that I got from Heidi in the huge scrapbooking stash {I also used the paper for this} she gave me to decorate the jar.

We plan on each writing something at least once every day to put in there. It could be anything – something someone did for you that day that you were thankful for, or that week. Or something in life or in general you are thankful for. It can be anything from something sentimental to something silly like ‘I am thankful for cookie butter from Trader Joes’. Anything!

Then on Thanksgiving read off what everyone is thankful for!

I’ll be doing a weekly ‘Thankful Thursday’ post for this month, listing off the things I have been thankful for the past week. Since it is the first day of the month and it just so happens to be on a Thursday, I am going to share with you one thing I am thankful for..

My amazing kids.

What are you thankful for?


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