We are having two Thanksgivings this year! You heard me right, TWO! Why? Because it sounded like a good idea.
When you’re fairly new in your marriage, holidays are typically spent alternating between in-laws. So for example, last year Thanksgiving was with my mom, so this year it is with Scott’s family. While it is great to spend time with family, we have been wanting to do a Thanksgiving on our own.
Well, my brother & his wife are coming into town the weekend before Thanksgiving to visit us and to meet my sister’s new baby. This gave us a great idea! Why not do a mini-Thanksgiving for the 6 of us? (well technically 8, but the babies won’t eat much).
For some people the idea of two Thanksgivings is a little much. It’s stressful, expensive, etc. But for us the second one we won’t have much to do, other than maybe bring a dessert, and the first pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving will be more of a very casual potluck style version with a bunch of twenty-somethings that just so happen to be family. Plus, we get free reign on the food we serve! We won’t be held back by tradition where you make the same exact thing every year, because this is a first time event.
For the last week or so, my sister & I have been searching Pinterest for some great Thanksgiving recipes and this is the menu we’ve come up with!