Our First Independent Home Made Thanksgiving
The Hubster and I made our first big move away from our families this year, and sadly that meant that we could not spend Thanksgiving (Canadian) with them. So, we pulled up our big kids pants (and skirt!) and did Thanksgiving on our own.
To our surprise it was really very simply and actually quite delightful. We spent the day together making the meal and enjoyed our supper with others who were away from their families.
In preparation for the upcoming holiday I decided our place needed a little festive decor. I made this simple leaf banner out of an old book. I took an old copy of Darwin’s Beagle and cut about about a hundred leaves out of the book’s pages and hot glued them to red yarn.
The Hubster tried his hand at baking for the first time. He made a delicious home made apple pie in the morning.
My holiday look included a blue floral dress, my late Grandmother’s apron (it brings good luck) and topped off with a handmade knit dark orange bow.
It was our first time cooking a turkey, but it turned out beautifully. It was so moist and fell right off the bone. We were so proud of ourselves! If you are afraid to attempt a turkey for the first time, I am here to tell that it is easy. To go along with the turkey with made mash potatoes, cranberries, stuffing and a chocolate cake (recipe to come!).
It was hard being away from our families, but doing little things like making a leaf banner and sharing a meal with others away from home made it a little easier.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers and Happy Early Thanksgiving to all my American readers!