What’s better than watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your favorite sweater, (feels like a blanket!) mimosa in hand and family by your side?
Nada! I don’t ever want this day to end!
Speaking of family…in case you had any doubt that the Breakfast Casserole I made this morning wasn’t seriously delish, guess who we found literally licking the pan I brought it in?!
Dad – BUSTED! HA! The great thing about that casserole too is that you can assemble it the night before then bake it in the morning. No fuss. And clearly, hoard-it-from-your-family good.
After the parade we broke to play Scrabble (my Dad was losing, hence the wahh face!) It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving, or any holiday in my family’s household for that matter, without a rousing board game!
In a stroke of luck, I came in second place…
Which was especially pleasing to me since I was up against a father with an English degree, a brother with a Masters of Divinity, and picked literally ALL THE VOWELS IN THE ENTIRE GAME! I think I got every single “I” that was played!
My Dad was less than thrilled that he lost by almost 100 points…
So he did was he does best – played Grandpa!
Finn, my brother’s son, is on fire today – possibly being the cutest he’s ever been. Lots of “Hiiii’s!” and “Uh-oh’s!!!”
He even treated us to a piano concert!
That boy can really play!
Soon enough, we all heard the call…
What a gorgeous bird! Seriously – THE juiciest turkey my Mom has ever roasted!
We set the table.
My Mom put out a simple centerpiece with lit candles, pumpkins and squash,
and put out some munchies.
Grandma’s Holiday Salad,
We all snagged our plates and headed into the kitchen to grab the good stuff!
Homemade, savory stuffing,
roasted green beans with bacon & onions,
garlic mashed potatoes (TO. DIE.)
and the aforementioned turkey and cranberry-orange sauce from Trader Joe’s.
Polished off with my Mom’s world-famous, sweet potato-stuffed, marshmallow-topped baked apples!
I think I say this every year – but seriously this might have been the best Thanksgiving ever. My Mom never ceases to amaze us!!!
We finished lunch with a little Facetime with my little brother in Denver. Dads + iPhones + Facetime = pure hilariousness. Please take my word on that…
Off to roll myself to the couch. It’s nap time!
What was your favorite dish at Thanksgiving this year?
Mine’s tied between the stuffed apples, mashed potatoes and Grandma’s Holiday salad. I can’t pick just one!