We got to have our good friend Debbie over for our meal. We love her so much! It was nice to have some company over, otherwise it's a WHOLE LOT OF WORK for just our small family. I feel like Thanksgiving just feels like another meal without company.
Debbie brought a side dish and dessert. I surveyed the family to make sure we had at least one favorite for everyone. Our kids don't really eat many of our favorites (Jello, green bean casserole, etc) so I tried to keep it pretty basic. Even sticking to just that, it was a TON of food: Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, apple almond spinach salad, pretzel jello, rolls, broccoli salad, veggie tray, Marinelli's, pumpkin pie, ice cream.
Debbie was so kind and brought the kids each a Christmas present, since we'll miss her for Christmas. The kids were SO excited to get to open something! I didn't get a picture, but thank you, Debbie!
|Our turkey - even with a meat thermometer, it still seemed overcooked. (sigh)|
|Our Thanksgiving table|
|Thankful for our family this year!|
Later that night, we ate leftovers and watched the movie PLANES. Friday we went out shopping for our Giving Tree gifts and got out our Christmas decorations! Fun holiday times!