I thought I would do a fun post for today about what we're up to here at our home for Thanksgiving!
See that up there? That is our "turkey" of choice. It's delicious. It's nutritious. It's vegetarian. Not sure if I've mentioned this before but I've been a vegetarian since 1996 and my husband has been since 1995. So it's pretty much a standard way of life for us now. The only time I've had meat was when I was pregnant with my daughter. I craved sweet & sour chicken, so I ate that routinely for a bit during that time. But other than that, we're pretty much a "no meat" kinda family. We are not vegans, so we do eat fish, dairy and eggs. But if you ever asked me how to cook anything with meat, I wouldn't have the first clue.
My faves for Thanksgiving?
I love home-made Chex Mix, roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted beets with goat cheese and walnuts, stuffing/dressing (of course!), homemade cheese ball, and peanut butter pie!! YUM!
Here's what we're having for breakfast:
Cinnamon rolls, and that monstrosity on the left, is some kind of rolls that my mom made and left out over night to rise . . . I'd say they rose!
These are a set of placecards that my daughter made for all of us, 5 in all and all adorable.
This year with my mom here the Thanksgiving crafts have been on overdrive. Here's a project she's spent that past few days working on, with the kids. Each kid painted these adorable papier mache turkeys and decorate them themselves.
What am I wearing this year?
I just bought a sweater that is almost identical to this at TJmaxx (this one is Anthropologie) so I'll probably be wearing this, jeans and some cute clogs I recently got at Clarks. Pretty casual for us here. :)
My daughter "promised" me she'd wear her adorable dress I bought last year (was too big) from Hanna Andersson which has been hanging in her closet all year. I LOVE it for Thanksgiving, and I'm REALLY hoping she indulges me, at least for a few photos! Here's the dress . . .
Oh, and as a little sneak peak, this weekend, I"m going to be working on some of this: