Monday, November 19, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Traditions

Oh I love having these little traditions now that we have children that are old enough to appreciate them.  I get so excited planning for them each season!

*Our day starts bright and early with the big bad heading out to hopefully catch us a deer :)

*I then rinse off the brine from the turkey and begin the slow cooking of it.  I also start making the pies and anything else that can be cool for lunch.

*C, K, and D watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade while I am out in the kitchen.

*A little closer to lunch they start cleaning and decorating the table.

*Around 10:30 or 11 the boys come back and we get everything set up for lunch.  The kids each say something they are thankful for and then Dad or  I pray.  DIG IN!  I always make way to much food, but we have some amazing leftovers(I will add recipes later).

*Hunters go back out and we clean up.  Then we re arrange the furniture and start taking down Fall decorations.  I bring the tree up(yes right now we have a fake tree, but hopefully we will be starting that tradition back up with a real one) and we get everything BUT the tree decorated.

*Hunters come home, I throw supper in the oven.  We turn on Christmas music and decorate the tree as a family.  The kids have a little tree for the kitchen that they put homemade ornaments on.  When I am done doing daycare I would love for each to have a tree in their rooms.

*Supper is done.  We sit down and watch White Christmas while eating leftover Turkey casserole.

I love doing this each year and now that the kids are getting older they remember doing things each year! 


  1. Fun, fun, fun traditions! And, I can't wait to read some of your other recipes!

    1. I will try to remember to post them. I think I need one day a week where I post recipes!


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