Thanksgiving Preparations! November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving Preparations! November 24, 2019

The last few days my mind has been racing with a list of everything that I want to be done before Thursday. I always stress about things that I know need to be done that are not done yet. It’s why I’m not a procrastinator. Friday I made myself put thoughts to paper. Making lists always helps to lower my stress level. I don’t have to worry about forgetting something if it is written down. I have a menu, a grocery list, and a cleaning list. All in hopes of having the perfect Thanksgiving. Okay, I probably have unrealistic expectations! Having three kids means while our house may be clean, it will most likely not be tidy. I can only hope and pray the food turns out tasting wonderful and is all put on the table hot. Thankfully while these things are important it’s not the most, or the best part of Thanksgiving. Spending time with family and friends, remembering our blessings, and having a humble attitude and thankful heart is what it’s all about! I pray everyone has an opportunity to do all these things this Thanksgiving.

Just in case you are still wondering what to fix this Thanksgiving, I thought I would share our menu and recipes!

Click on the links to get the recipe!

Turkey:ย I cannot stand by this recipe as I have never used it before, but I’ve done something similar in the past. So I hope I can give it rave reviews in the future! It’s also similar to how I roast a whole chicken.

Mashed Potatoes: I plan on making these on Wednesday that way all I have to do is bake them on Thursday!

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots: This recipe is great because you can use the slow cooker and not worry about taking up space in the oven!

Green Bean Bundles: I had these at a church dinner not too long ago, and they are amazing!! I hope I can recreate the experience.

Cranberry Sauce: I’m generally not a fan of cranberry sauce, but even I like this recipe. Andrew really loves it! Also a make ahead recipe.

No-Knead Dinner Rolls:ย These are amazing! Make the dough a day or two ahead! Roll them out and give them plenty of time to rise on Thanksgiving before baking.

I actually do not have dessert totally nailed down just yet! I’m waiting to see what kind of fruit is on sale when I go shopping tomorrow. I want to make either a cobbler or some pies. Here are a couple of recipes I will most likely use!

Apple Pie: I have made this numerous times, and it is always delicious! It’s super easy to make too. You can either make your own pie crust or use store bought!

Blackberry Cobbler: I’m praying I can find a decent price on blackberries tomorrow! I’ve been craving this dessert for a while!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake: This is one of my favorite cakes. I rarely make it. I don’t know why. I should change that! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m also having some help in the cooking department. My mother in law is bringing her most delicious sweet potato recipe. It could almost qualify for a dessert. Maybe that’s why I love it so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom is bringing ham, deviled eggs (my parents raise chickens and have their own eggs!), dressing, pumpkin pie and pig pickin’ cake! Don’t let the name throw you off! I don’t know why it’s called pig pickin’ cake. It should be called heavenly cake or something like that! It’s one of my favorite recipes!

David doesn’t have school this week, and I’m looking forward to a week of togetherness. Last night in his bedtime prayer David prayed that his nine days off from school would go as slow as a snail going around the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ This made me laugh!

I pray everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with much to be thankful for, and that it passes as slow as a snail going around the earth. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been busy recording some music the last few weeks. It’s not complicated stuff, but I’ve had a lot of fun doing it! I hope you can enjoy it too! Check out my media page to listen to all my albums! Maybe play it for some background music this week!

Love,

PK

 

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