On Tuesday, as the pre-holiday fervor hit a crescendo in the Middle School, my 6th graders and I took time to share our favorite Thanksgiving foods. I heard a lot about mashed potatoes and roasted turkey. Deserts were also mentioned. The kids laughed and exchanged nods as shared favorites were identified. I thought about those conversations as I was doing some pre-holiday cooking this morning, making a few items ahead of time. First up was pumpkin pie.
I also made the corn bread for cornbread dressing that I will stir together tomorrow.
Both of these dishes are at the top of the list of favorite foods at my house. I love holiday cooking and find the organization and planning just as enjoyable as the meal itself. Later today, I'll set out my antique dishes, getting ready for the feast. Tomorrow we'll roast turkey and brussells sprouts. Mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce, rosemary rolls, and sweet potato casserole will also set on the table with my favorite cornbread dressing and T and JT's favorite, pumpkin pie. It will be a feast with leftovers to spare. We'll count our blessings and enjoy the day, thankful for all the things that make us smile.