You know, I almost didn't "do" the traditional Thanksgiving. My family all came and left before the actual holiday. Their visits were so quick that they came and went before the turkey thawed. And then my husband had to work on Thanksgiving. It's *just* the four of us. Do we need all the hoopla for just us?
Silly me, of course we should "do" the traditional Thanksgiving. Why not?
You know what's funny? When all was said and done, I looked at my husband and said, "I used to feel like Thanksgiving was a big job in the kitchen, but after my days of canning craziness, Thanksgiving is a really not as much work as it seems." We have a lot to be thankful for, which means we really should "do" Thanksgiving more often. Plus, it's delicious.
A few highlights:
Helpers. Three of them. The tallest took care of the bird. The two shorter ones seriously helped with every part. From putting carrots into the roasting pan to putting potato peels in the compost to basting the turkey to mixing the dessert. So thankful they love to be in the kitchen.
The 1911 roasting pan that I got for a dollar (best dollar spent ever) and fresh herbs dried from our garden.
And sweet girl stayed out of trouble (mostly). Let me tell you, this is monumental.