Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays because, well, let's be honest, it revolves around food and since I'm a foodie, there's no better combination. And as the household foodie, I took over the cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner when I was about 15 (I think?) and have been fixing the holiday meals ever since. It's something I really enjoy and let's be honest, no one else in my family wants to do all the work.
In years past, my family (minus my husband who is hunting) would all head to my mom's house around ten in the morning and we start the day off with fresh cinnamon rolls while I get started on making dinner. This year, however, will be a little bit different. My parents are unable to get away from work in North Carolina and won't be able to make it. Not only that, but one of my brothers is currently living in Texas so I'm afraid he'll be missing out as well. It will be quite a change making dinner for 4 instead of 6 or 8 people. It'll just be me, my sister and her husband and my brother. Well, and my niece but she's not allowed to eat turkey quite yet.
Not only does my family stick to their traditions but my friends do as well. Every year, I join the masses for Black Friday shopping with my best friend, Katie. This Thursday night, everything opens at midnight in our town so I'm thinking we'll hit up Target and Kohl's as soon as we can.
Maybe this time I'll actually buy some gifts for other people rather than myself. Although, I do have a few things on my wish list as well...
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! What are some of your families holiday traditions?