As the host I volunteered to cook the turkey--a task that can be seemingly intimidating. I went with a simple recipe for a turkey breast by Ina Garten and with Natalie's help we prepped the bird, popped it into the oven and crossed our feathers hoping for the best.
It turned out to be a big hit! I highly recommend the recipe!
Everyone brought something to share and our full spread included: turkey, mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus, sweet potato casserole, cranberry salad, stuffing, rolls, and pumpkin cake and cookies for dessert. Whew!
We snapped a few group pictures before sitting down and digging into the feast.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's smack in the middle of what I consider to be the holiday season. It's always exciting to share a day of thankfulness and good food with people you love followed by anxious anticipation for Christmas.
We ate, drank, and laughed all night long and capped it all off by snuggling down to watch The Holiday as we drifted into a fat and happy sleep.
Luckily for me, I'd say that this counts as Thanksgiving and I can start embracing Christmas 100%.