Thanksgiving!!! This used to be my least favorite holiday. The last few years it has become one of my favorites 😉 We have a very quiet day. It’s only hubby & the kids. No extended family, no running to some one’s house for a meal……..just US!! We start the day with the kids “spanking” the turkey. It’s something my mom did with us when we were little. All the kids slap the turkey a few times before I season it. Once the hands are disinfected and the turkey is in the oven we eat breakfast. Nothing special…whatever the kids want. Then we turn on the parade. This keeps the little ones busy all morning. I pop back and forth from the kitchen to the living room to see what ever beloved character is on the screen at the moment. On the menu is turkey (of course) homemade gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, string beans, cranberry sauce (the jelly kind) and rolls. Not too much food since it’s just US. Then for dessert we have apple pie w/ ice cream, chocolate cream pie and I usually make my famous peanut butter pie. This year I will make cheesecake instead since it’s hubby’s favorite. We do all of this before 4:00. Why?? Because the Cowboys are playing at 4!! If we ate any later hubby would be eating in front of the tv lol!!! We snack on leftovers for dinner & snacks until bedtime.
I try to get to bed early because I get up very early so I can go Black Friday shopping with my mom!! I’ve been doing this for several years now. I usually don’t get much Christmas shopping done. But it’s a great way to kick off the Christmas season and spend some time with mom. One year I even brought JoJo with me. He was about 3 months old and I was EBF. This year mom and I are going to AC Black Friday night to see a show. I can’t wait!!!