We have now hosted our very first Thanksgiving dinner! It was wonderfully fun and exciting and it was amazing to get to spend Thanksgiving with family even though we live so far away. We kept the menu pretty simple compared to the Thanksgivings of my childhood in which everyone brought several dishes and then we feasted on leftover for days. But we were planning on heading to Germany within 12 hours of dinner so leaving tons and tons of food and a dirty kitchen were not an option.
I love technology. I took a picture of my dressing with my phone and emailed it to Nana to make sure that it was done and looked good. She gave her thumbs up and she was right- it was delicious. I am relatively new to eating dressing on the day- dressing on Thanksgiving = good, cold dressing on the day after Thanksgiving = heaven.
The dessert/drinks table. I kept it simple and only made pumpkin and pecan pie this year. Also instead of whipped cream I made the Pioneer Woman’s whiskey maple cream sauce- it was divine. There was also come carrot cake leftover from a belated birthday celebration for Jeanne!