We just got back from a visit to my dad’s house in the high desert where we got to see our first snow of the season. It was just right- not so much we worried about being snowed in, but enough to see everything coated and be able to hike around in the snow-covered woods.
I’m definitely ready for the holidays after driving through the winter wonderland that was Willamette Pass. Lucky for me, Thanksgiving is this week.
I love Thanksgiving, and I don’t muddy it up with any Christmas things- no decorating and no Christmas carols until after the holiday. Well, willingly that is- they seem to be playing them earlier and earlier in the stores.
My sister told my she’s doing one of the things from the Family Traditions List- keeping a thankful basket out that they add to each day to read at Thanksgiving. I’m going to get ours out today (I’m a little late), so that we are reminded on a daily basis of all our blessings leading up to the holiday.
Here’s what our holiday week menu looks like:
Monday- Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato Sauce, salad
Tuesday- (company) Five Spice Slow Cooker Pork Roast, vegetable curry, rice, salad
Wednesday- Turkey-corn enchiladas, refried beans, red rice (using leftovers), slaw with a spicy vinaigrette
Thursday- THANKSGIVING (I’m bringing Soft 100% Wheat Dinner Rolls, and the pie I bring every year that I may share with you- and believe me, you’ll want this recipe…)
Saturday- Pigs in a Blanket (using quick bun/breadstick recipe), oven fries, carrots
Sunday- Our turkey dinner: Roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, artisan bread-sausage dressing, real food green bean dish, cranberry-orange sauce, vegetable platter