“THANKSgiving Day”

It began with watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and we followed it with football, and a feast of all our favorite Thanksgiving Day fixings.

Our dinner consisted of a 10-pound turkey, Stove Top stuffing, a green bean casserole, using cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom because I like incorporating my hubby’s family recipes into our holiday menus, and my late great-grandmother’s fried collard greens.  I also made homemade extra lumpy mashed potatoes and turkey gravy made from the drippings, hubby bought a spaghetti squash for the occasion, and of course there was cranberry sauce and crescent rolls.  Normally I make deviled eggs to, but this year I wasn’t feeling them.  I’ll make them for Christmas.

For desert, I made a sugar free pumpkin cheesecake and an all original pumpkin pie.  I’ve been experimenting each year with my pumpkin cheesecake recipe, playing it off my regular cheesecake recipe, and this year, I got it spot on!  Pumpkin and cheesecake mixed into the perfect combination.  I can barely separate the flavors on my own palette.  It is so deliciously tasty!

After kitchen detail, which felt like forever, we spent the rest of the day watching football with my dad.  I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner, but I always dread the cleanup.

There are a lot of things I’m thankful for this year.  It’s way too many to name, but the most important one to me is I’m thankful for everything I have.  I don’t have a lot, but I have everything I need.

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