Thursday, November 3, 2011

My favorite holiday is getting close!

My favorite part about Halloween is when it's over!  I'm not a big fan of the holiday and I just see it as one more hurdle to get past before we finally get to my favorite holiday, THANKSGIVING!  Apparently everyone around here has decided to skip straight from Halloween to Christmas this year, I cannot find a single thing Thanksgiving related but they sure do have everything set up for Christmas already!  I'm determined to give Thanksgiving the attention it deserves.

I try so hard every year to wait until Halloween is over before I start my Thanksgiving plans but when I started seeing turkeys and pies on the cover of all my favorite food magazines in the check out aisle I just couldn't resist.  

{all photos courtesy of  Google Images}

I started my plans 2 weeks ago.  Last year I posted two VERY detailed explanations of all the prep work I do for this holiday.  You can read those here and here if you're interested.  I'm warning you though, I go above and beyond , to the point where some may start to call me crazy.  This year I'm hosting two full meals, once on the 16th for about 30-40 Japanese ladies that I {and my friend Melissa} teach English to and once for a bunch of friends on Thanksgiving day.  In between those two full meals, I'm also making stuffing/dressing for a church lunch and a turkey & stuffing/dressing for our unit FRG meeting.  That adds up to 3 turkeys, 4 batches of stuffing/dressing, and 2 servings of each of the sides that go along with the meal, like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, pies, etc., all in 9 days.  While most people would see that list and throw in the towel or recruit help, I am super excited about all of the shopping and cooking!  I can't wait to get started!

Anyone else excited about Thanksgiving?!?!?


Chantal said...

I looooveee Thanksgiving!! What's not to love about lots of tasty food? That's actually my favorite part of Christmas too!

Megan said...

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays...a day totally dedicated to eating food what's not to love?

The magazines at this time of year are's hard not to come home with several new issues each time you run out to the store!

Michelle A'etonu said...

i think i used your turkey brining method for our turkey last year. it was fantastic! i'm not making a turkey this year...someone else is doing the cooking!

Michelle A'etonu said...

left you an award on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year because it is so simple. It is all about family, friends, and food, and best of all, it is a day set aside for just giving thanks for our many blessings.
Though this is our first Thanksgiving together, alas, my husband and I will have no way to celebrate it because the movers are packing up our belongings in just a few days, and we will be fresh off the plane in Japan when the holiday arrives. Despite the lack of celebratory food, we will indeed have much for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving. :)