This year, we celebrated our 2nd “Second Thanksgiving” (Canadian Thanksgiving is in early October, y’all!) – which went infinitely better than last year, but still resulted in a bit of chaos.
What is Thanksgiving without a tiny taste of chaos though? (mmm. Chaos…)
Pardon the lack of professional photography, but the food was fantastic! This year’s impressive spread included a bacon-wrapped turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, my Granny’s cornbread dressing (if you think that’s the recipe you’re getting… lol…), not-so-classic purple sweet potatoes (or ~ube~ if you want to be fancy bout it) with the very classic marshmallow topping, green beans, and three pies. THREE PIES. We tried to make squash buns but I crowded the pan so all we got was a half-cooked, half-burnt pan of dough, which was repurposed into a biscuits & gravy breakfast the next day, but more on that later.
The thing about doing Thanksgiving is that you can’t really do it alone, and when you invite 20+ people to your home to feast, you definitely can’t do it alone. With the controversy that surrounds the origins of Thanksgiving, I like to use this time of year as an excuse to get everyone together at the same time in the time between Christmas and Canadian Thanksgiving when nothing is usually going on round these here parts…
… plus, nothing really warms your heart quite like seeing your house full of love – and friends in food comas.
It’s always nice to get everyone together to hang out and chat and play a few games and pose for a few photos…
… even if it means capturing an adorable pout over what I can only assume is a stolen beverage of the beer variety.
Since I can’t necessarily give away all my family recipes, there won’t be one here, but I am interested to know what your Thanksgiving traditions are and what foods you eat at Thanksgiving that might be different from the norm. Let me know in the comments!