Monday, November 30, 2015

day of thanks

[big job, means fun bando sticky notes]

i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! T and i hosted our very first turkey day, and, i have to say, it went off without a hitch. surprisingly, neither of us were stressed and spent the majority of the day lounging. i know, odd right? well, once we decided to host, we (read: i) got cracking on researching menu ideas, turkey tips, general hosting ideas, etc. being the ultimate list-maker that i am, it was the perfect thing to help break down the big day. 

[setting out my serving goods, complete with labels]

[prepping the sangria]

for any who are curious, i did not make the entire meal. i knew that would be a bit too stressful so, i asked my sweet MIL and SIL to bring sides (mashed potatoes, rolls, and casserole) and desserts (apple pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie). T was in charge of the turkey, of course, and i took lead on stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, and an extra dessert. 

[heavenly whipped layers]

[the 'babe, did you get the photo?, i have to close it quick.' look]

[cast-iron stuffing, my new favorite]

[nephew supervising]

[MIL making the family gravy recipe]

[stuffing, flavored butter, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes]

[biggie smalls wrestling match]

the dinner was delicious, and exactly what T and i'd hoped it would be. and, as odd as this sounds, hosting turkey day was much easier than we initially thought. i'd almost dare to say it was easy but, i don't want to press my luck.

[a holiday miracle: my brother smiled!]

[dessert time]

[happy thanksgivings day from the webbs]

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