Thanksgiving On Our Homestead

My grandmother and Jr striking a pose!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. Mostly, because we get to eat lots of food and not feel guilty for it. If you feel guilty, stop it. Stop it right now.
Thanksgiving is always very wishy washy for us. When we first got married, we tried to go to “everyone’s” house. And then, we decided to go to no one’s house. And then, we decided to mix it up each year. In year’s past, we’ve had an early Thanksgiving with extended family up at Graves Mountain Lodge. They have a buffet style lunch and dinner every weekend, and we just love it. It’s one of our favorite places to go.
So we decided to go up the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It was fantastic. And then, for Thanksgiving day, I decided to make my own meal for just the three of us—of which we’ve been eating off of ever since!

I cooked a traditional Thanksgiving meal for us on Thursday, and it was a hit. In fact, my husband followed it with, “you’ve really doomed our child….he’s going to be disappointed if he marries a woman that doesn’t know how to cook!” I laughed, of course. But deep down inside it gave me a sense of gratitude and pride. It’s nice to be able to raise the bar high for my son, but I simply pray each day that he’ll be blessed with the woman that he wants to marry, not who I want him to marry. Of course, we’ll strive for that farm girl who knows how to cook biscuits….though, I don’t think we’ll have to push him too hard!

So, here’s what was on the menu….

The regular stuff, you know. We bought a 20 lb turkey from our local grocery store for only $8. Yes, hallelujah, praise the Lord. And you better believe we stocked up on turkey too. A deal that low, you can’t pass it up.
Then we had sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, yeast rolls, corn pudding, a homemade pumpkin pie, stuffing, turkey dripping gravy, and I think that was about it!

You can watch my morning of cooking below….

We hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

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