We normally gather with friends, our Saudi family, for Thanksgiving but this year we decided to do something a little different. The kids and I were leaving for Washington the very next day for several weeks before John joined us and we wanted that extra time as a family. It was a lot of work preparing a Thanksgiving meal with the traditional elements John and I wanted and making some dishes both regular and then a second gluten free version for the kids but it was nice day as a family, cooking, relaxing, watching the Macy's Day Parade and soaking up some time as a family before we spent time apart.
We brined our turkey and tried a new recipe and loved the way it turned out! So yummy!
I had spent many nights prior working on desserts and trying to prep as much as possible so we didn't have too much to do on the day of and it worked out really well and wasn't too much on our Thanksgiving!
Shiloh woke up at the end and enjoyed some mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes!
A wonderful, relaxing day and so much to be thankful for this year (as it is every year)!