Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Menu 2013

This year we are having a quiet Thanksgiving at home, and I am so incredibly excited I can hardly stand it. Not having to drive through the snow that is forecast for tonight is particularly wonderful, as is the thought of staying in my pajamas all day if I want to. The reason we decided to stay home this year instead of making the trek to eat with family is this little guy:

We didn't want to drag him out in the cold, on a long drive, and to a huge houseful of people. He is the cutest excuse I've ever had, for sure!

Here's our planned menu for tomorrow:

Herb-roasted turkey breast  (Since it's just the five of us, plus my parents, so we don't need a whole turkey.)
Mashed potatoes (I bought a potato ricer, and I could not be more excited to use it tomorrow for super smooth mashed potatoes!)
Steamed broccoli (to ensure there's a vegetable my girls will eat)
Pumpkin pie
Cool whip and vanilla ice cream for topping pies

I'm also using half of the dough from the roll recipe to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast tomorrow morning. I can't wait to spend the day hanging out with the family, cooking, and eating.

P.S. My birthday is on Friday, and I've asked Aaron and the girls, who want to make me a cake, to make this Browned Butter Pound Cake. We're also going out for dinner, but I have yet to decide where I want to go. It's going to be a delicious long weekend!


  1. Um, I cannot even explain how excited I am that you posted this!! Your menu sounds amazing, as always. I always get the best recipe ideas from you. Off to add the ingredients for the parmesan-roasted squash to my shopping list...

    Rex is definitely the most adorable excuse in the world. Happy Thanksgiving to your family, and Happy (early) Birthday as well!

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