For as long as I can remember (and even before then), my extended family has gathered at my great aunt and uncles house for Thanksgiving lunch.
I know a lot of people only see their great aunts or great uncles 1-2 times in their life (if that), but we are different. My aunts and uncles and cousins are some of the most important people in my life and in my kids lives. Even after my great aunt and uncle passed away we have still done Thanksgiving at their house all together every year.
Well, this year all that is changing (insert pouty face) and I don’t deal well with change. Yup, I said it- I want to lie on the floor and throw a big ole temper tantrum… but I won’t.
This year, my immediate family is starting a NEW tradition that we will carry on for many years to come.
A HUGE thanks to Kerry & April, founders of Turkey on the Table for this kind gift that made me get up off the floor from my temper tantrum and got me busy modeling and talking about gratitude for what and who we DO have.
This Thanksgiving might look different, but we will still have smiles and hearts full of gratitude.
All this talk about Thanksgiving has me thinking about some of my favorite family recipes…
- 2 lbs. carrots
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (& an extra dab) vanilla
- What to do next:–
- cook carrots until soft
- blend all ingredients until smooth
- grease soufflé dish & sprinkle with sugar
- bake at 350 for 45ish minutes
Yup, it’s carrots so you get to call it a “side” and not have to wait for dessert. But… it really tastes like “warm ice cream” thanks to the extra dab of vanilla extra my heavy hand always puts in.
What are your family’s Thanksgiving plans and favorite recipes? Let me know in the comments!