I love this holiday. I love the warmth of home, the rich smells and gathering of friends and family all together for an evening of table conversation and after dinner fun. Things have changed in the last few years as my family has spread out and started their own traditions. For me this means I spend the day of thanks with my soon-to-be-in-laws. The food and company are always wonderful, and I’m glad to have somewhere to spend the holiday…. but I still miss the days of my family home, chock-full of people squeezed into our small victorian dining room.
As I’m getting older and making my own, new family home, I’ve begun dreaming of the day that I can try my own hand at the family Turkey Tradition. Here’s a little taste of what the day might be like when I’m the host some day. Anyone hungry!?!
Pioneer Woman’s Orange Rosemary Turkey Brine
…and Turkey Roasting instructions for those of us who’ve yet to host and roast!
Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin from Dandy Dishes
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries from the Pioneer Woman
Cranberry Relish from Simply Recipes (just like we made each year at my parents!)
- Image from Simply Recipes
Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” from Steamy Kitchen
Sweet Potato Skins from Pinch of Yum
Gluten-free Pumkin Pie! From Design, Dining + Diapers
Looks pretty YUM to me! Have a wonderful, warm and delish Thanksgiving.