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.