Welp, the big turkey debate (smoked or traditional) in our family has been settled. This year anyway…
Personally, I’m not that excited about turkey. I wanted a Thanksgiving salmon, but that got shot down immediately. I’m just thankful we don’t have any vegans or all hell would break lose, lol.
(I remember now why I don’t host this holiday more often at my house.)
Just kidding. It’s going to be fun! I don’t know how many more holidays we’ll have with my dad so we’re going all out with the traditional stuff which is what he loves, and he’s really looking forward to it.
I did make sure, though, to get myself a growler of my favorite locally-brewed beer, just in case, lol. And we’ll be playing Cards Against Humanity after dinner which is always a hoot.
Today, I did a dry run of my table setting (that’s it in the photo). I’m not a fan of the usual orange and gold fall color theme. I went with rich jewel tones instead: purple and plum, shiny copper, avocado green diamond-cut crystal, smokey blue glass.
I’ve got chafing dishes set up on the buffet so we can keep the serving dishes on the table to a minimum and keep things warmed at the same time. I also figured out the perfect use for all the bright-colored little pompoms I love to make: glass tags! I tied a different color on each glass so everyone knows which one is theirs.
In all honesty, other than being the hostess with the mostest, lol, I don’t have to do a whole lot this year except make the mashed potatoes. My daughter’s boyfriend is making the turkey (he’s a fantastic cook) and everyone else is bringing the rest of the trimmings and sides. Cheers to that!
So Thanksgiving is this Thursday for those of us in the U.S. And Canada celebrated their version last month. I’m curious about your Thanksgiving traditions.
Do you like a more traditional menu, something off the beaten path, or avoiding the whole thing by ordering take-out or going to a restaurant? What are your favorite dishes? Do you have any special traditions you do at your Thanksgiving get-togethers (e.g., games, a special activity, etc.)?