Happy Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…family time, lots of laughs, counting blessings, EATING, and the black friday ads baby! We had a great day as a family with my aunt and uncle who live nearby. Always a good time when get together 🙂 Here’s a little snapshot of how a holiday in our fam goes…
This morning, I woke up to a busy kitchen. While my parents were busy prepping the main part of the feast (Turkey, potatoes, and green bean casserole), I worked on this little guy. Tom the turkey..a SUPER easy appetizer/veggie tray in the best shape possible for the occasion. I’m not going to lie, this is probably my favorite thing I have EVER made and I am so pleased at how easy it was to make and actually turn out looking decent!
This year we tried to cut down on our appetizers, as in the past we are usually full by the time we get to the big meal! We had our turkey shaped veggie tray, dill dip, hummus, cheese, crackers, and sausage. I opted for the cheese-cracker-sausage combo x approx. 10 (i can’t resist) and some peppers and hummus. I was impressed at how healthy our appetizers were compared to past years and was proud of us!
Our thanksgiving menu rarely changes. This year, it was Liz’s job to prepare the Snickers Salad. It never leaves the menu because we cannot get enough of it! You can find the recipe here.
Dad usually does the turkey and stuffing…
Our thanksgiving spread after a Packers win! Credit to my mom for the green bean casserole and party potatoes (a Miller family tradition), I sadly didn’t get any pics of her working but she deserves so much credit!
My thanksgiving plate…I limited myself to one serving of each yummy dish, and felt completely full by the end. It only took my 23 years to figure out how to feel pleasant and not uncomfortable after feasting!
A little wine please! Cheap white zinfandel is another staple for all family holidays. And yes, that is ketchup in the background. My sister puts it on her turkey…weird? I would say yes, but I’m guilty of putting ketchup on unique things as well (like tacos, YUM).
My mom also made dessert…her famous pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting! Normally, we also overdo it with the desserts. So, we decided on just one this year and i didn’t miss having the other ones at all! I also appreciated the bars because I gave up chocolate for the month of November and it was nice to not be tempted!
My wonderful family! When I think of what I’m thankful for, they top the list. I couldn’t be any luckier to have been supported, loved, pushed, and most of the time made fun of by them, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I’m also incredibly thankful for the doctors, nurses, and specialists who have been helping my dad for the past few months battling his illness, as well as all of you who have prayed for our family. We have a lot to be thankful for!