I love Thanksgiving and have hosted for most of our marriage. I used to think cooking a turkey was so overwhelming. It felt like a real rite of passage when I prepared my first Thanksgiving turkey and I've come to really enjoy it!
I'm a problem solver and entertainer. I'm also a do-er and being present and still with my family can be hard. I've had to create some really intentional practices to choose REST and presence over the constant motion. I also have had to learn how to plan well so that the holidays aren't stressful.
We are fed this lie over and over that the Holidays should be crazy. The over eating, the over drinking, the over spending. It's become the normal and we all just press along until December 26th.
But, that's not the story that I want for my motherhood. I want to be fully present and to ENJOY my family. Yummy, beautiful, delicious food is a MUST for me so I'm not one that can just outsource the whole thing. So instead, I've gotten really good at planning ahead, asking for help and DELEGATING.
I'm sharing all of my tips and tricks for you in a free guide that I created. I also thought it would be fun to share my favorite recipes! Most of these foods ONLY get made on Thanksgiving. I cook pretty clean and healthy the rest of the year but I feel like on Thanksgiving, GO BIG OR GO HOME. Here are my tried and true favorites!
My Thanksgiving Favorite Recipes
Sweet Potato Casserole (I'm NOT a fan of the marshmallow version)
Martha Stewart Chocolate Pecan Pie (my favorite pie)
Rolls: Sister Shuberts Parker House Style Yeast Rolls (dang that gluten!)
Favorite Thanksgiving Wine: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Other Drinks: Publix Lemonade and Diet Sweet Tea
I created a simple Thanksgiving Meal Plan that will help you think through everything you need to get and do to prepare for Thanksgiving WITHOUT stress. The Holidays don't have to be stressful!! We've been fed that lie so many times that it's easy to believe that it has to be that way. But it doesn't!
If you are already gearing up for the holiday season, you will definitely want to get your hands on the Holiday Thriving Guide that I created to eliminate stress this holiday season! It's a 27 page ebook designed to help you establish your priorities and choose presence over perfect this holiday season!
Regardless, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are celebrating it! We many not have the Macy's parade to watch, but we sure do have lots to celebrate!