A different Thanksgiving Dinner

For the past four years, Thanksgiving for me meant going to bed late the night before prepping and getting up early the morning of, baking and cook enough to feed a small village of friends and family.

For a change, this year my kids and I were going to be guests at a friend’s house but those plans got cancelled last minute and for the first time we were going to spend Thanksgiving alone.

Even though it would be just the three of us,  I decided to keep the tradition going and and got up early to set the table, bake some pies and cook a small dinner.

I made an apple pie that got a 3 out of 4 start rating from my son

And a sweet potato pie that according to my daughter is addictive

We are not fans of turkey so in its place I usually roast a whole chicken with sides of Mac and cheese, rice, gravy, cornbread, green vegetables and a salad. Surprisingly, there were no whole chicken to be found in my neighborhood so I ended making my kids’ favorite, meatloaf

In the end, we had a great Thanksgiving dinner. We ate, we laughed, we talked about our past, made plans for the future and realized just how much we had to be thankful for.

I hope you all had a great time, surrounded by love.

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