200th Post ~ Monday’s Thanksgiving Musings

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving… In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I figured I would share with you a throwback picture of one of my first Thanksgivings. I can tell by the pic that I was 2 years old here. The giveaway is that my sister is not pictured because she wasn’t born yet. 
I think its quite hilarious that my mom dressed me and my brother like little versions of her and my dad -just different colors. SMH. 
So Thanksgiving this year was hosted by my husband and I at our house with my immediate family. 
The pressure was on to make the best meal ever for my first Thanksgiving. 
Truffle Mac and Cheese anyone?

I am completely kidding – this is not in my budget ever! I will make an attempt with Black Truffle Oil in the future though. But umm I will not be shaving $999.99 per pound truffles. 
My husband said “no short cuts this Thanksgiving” so I had to flex my amateur chef muscles. 
First thing I had to do the night before was snap these organic green beans so they could soak overnight. 
When I looked at my counter on Wednesday Night, I just about quit right then and there. 

In the morning, I became Paula Deen in that kitchen (well the healthier version)… Beans were in the pot. Cabbage was on the heat and I fried the bacon in the pot – the key ingredients to my version of Potatoes Au Gratin. Simply layer in between your sliced potatoes and cheese and YUM!

By the time the food was all prepared, this is what my counter looked like!

Handmade Pretzel Rolls with Honey Butter
Macaroni and Cheese
Sweet Potato Casserole
Organic String Beans with Turkey
Turkey (made by hubby)
Potatoes Au Gratin with Cabbage and Bacon
Dry Rub Pork Ribs
Spiral Sliced Ham
Corn Pudding
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Potato Salad
Pulled BBQ Turkey
Cranberry Sauce 
Leftovers for DAYS!!! YUMMMMM!
And the Creme de le Creme
One of Oprah’s Favorite Things this year – Carousel Cakes “Blue Velvet Cake”

We cut this open and it was almost too pretty to eat… 

When I tell you this cake was SO AMAZING!!
After Thanksgiving was all said and done, I got to have a sister date. 
We did the manicure and eyebrow thing…
Then drove to Downtown Baltimore and was able to catch the Fireworks and Light Show

Ended the night at Ra Sushi for Sake, Edamame and Tuna Tataki and Pineapple Wontons. 

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.. 
Leave a link so that I can catch up with what you did. 
Now to get us in the Christmas Mood…
Much love and Sunshine,

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4 thoughts on “200th Post ~ Monday’s Thanksgiving Musings

  1. Nicole Buckingham says:

    oh I love that you led with a “vintage” Thanksgiving pic. And that cake– how do I get one? =) oh please do tell.


    Stopping by from the GFC hop to say 'hi' and to follow along. I can't wait to get to know you and your blog better. We're riding the wave of life at Local Sugar Hawaii, I'd love for you to come write the lines with us.



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