Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A Simple Thanksgiving
We are keeping Thanksgiving simple this year. Local extended family members are headed out of town, and there will be no visits with far away family either. We thought about having some people over here to share our Thanksgiving meal, but honestly, I am just not up for it.
So we decided to come up with a simple menu that isn't overwhelming but includes perennial favorites that are always loved. And we decided to serve others tomorrow. We are helping a few local churches and Meals on Wheels...taking several hours to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homes where ones can't fix a warm meal on their own whether because of finances or health. I am so looking forward to this opportunity with much anticipation and pray it shows my children how to love others tangibly and how blessed we are to be able to give. Check this out to find ways that your family can serve this holiday season.
Our simple menu:
A Turkey Breast (see I am not even doing a big ol' turkey!)
Sweet Potato Casserole
An updated Green Bean Casserole (thanks Susan!)
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Simply Organic Turkey Gravy Packet
Yeast Rolls (from the frozen section!)
Derby Pie and Pumpkin Pie
and....*gasp* Stove Top Stuffing!
That's right friends! I am actually going packaged this year! No from-scratch Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing this Thanksgiving. I bought the box, and I couldn't be happier.
Sometimes keeping it simple means using what the companies have already put together. And for a tired mama like me this holiday, I couldn't thank them enough!
**and if you still need to do some grocery shopping today, print out this cute shopping list!*