I'll just say it, along with everybody else, this year has flown by. I cannot believe we're at the point where I cannot leave the house without my winter coat! But, I'm excited. The holidays just put people in a great mood. Spending time with family, eating great food and reminding yourself you have an awful lot to be thankful for! I saw this fun prompt on Jenn's blog recently, and knew I had to take part!
Favorite part of Thanksgiving meal? Sounds totally cheesy, but honestly sitting around a table with my family is what I'm most looking forward to. Growing up, living with my mom, my brother AND grandparents, we always had 5pm dinner. Like, practically on the dot. I'm talking my Nanny always had a HOME COOKED, hearty meal for us. I can practically count on one hand how many times we ate out as a family or ordered something in. No phones, no worries, you just came to the table and we all talked about life, every single day. That's definitely a tradition I'd like to carry out when Caleb and I grow our family.
Favorite side(s)? Sweet potato casserole, BY FAR. Especially when there is a crumb topping and/or marshmallows all over it. BRB I'm drooling. It sucks trying to be healthy around the holidays, but I'm reminding myself that moderation is KEY!
Biggest thing you're thankful for this year? Cheese alert: this guy. He makes everyday amazing. Whether we're just relaxing on the couch while watching a movie, or on an awesome road trip together. I'm proud to call him mine :) he challenges me to be the best version of myself.
Have you hosted before? HA! No. Big fat no. We can fit about 4-6 people comfortably in our entire town home sooo, not yet. One day I'd like to, but I'm sure that's years from now when we have an actual home that we own. I can hardly handle the stress of bringing a side to Thanksgiving this year, let alone cooking an ENTIRE meal involving a turkey, etc.! You'd probably find me crying in my closet ;)
Favorite decor for Thanksgiving? To be honest, Caleb and I don't really have a ton of Fall/Thanksgiving decor. I'd like to change that, so maybe after Thanksgiving this year I can find some items on clearance. What we DO decorate a lot for, though? Christmas!
Pie of choice? Apple all the way (or cherry). I like pumpkin pie, but I usually don't eat very much of it. I prefer apple or cherry pie with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Tree up before/after Thanksgiving? Always on Black Friday. That's what my family did growing up, and Caleb and I do that every year. For some reason this year, its been REALLY hard not to put that tree up early!!
Gravy or no gravy? GIVE ME ALL THE GRAVY. On everything!
Smooth or chunky cranberry sauce? No. Just no. Although, I've never had like fresh, homemade cranberry sauce.
What about you? What is your favorite Thanksgiving side? What are you most thankful for? I'm so looking forward to a few extra days off with my family! I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving with people who mean the most to you!