Our First Thanksgiving

Though we missed being with family this year, Grant and I really enjoyed having our first Thanksgiving solo. It was just the two of us in our new home, new city, creating our very own family traditions. And it was deeeeelicious!! We considered running in the Boulevard Bolt, as it is a popular Nashville Thanksgiving day race, but ultimately our excitement to cook got the best of us. 😀 We started the day off with mimosas and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Cooking began around 9am. And did I mention we waited until Wednesday night to do our grocery shopping?

After mulling over our holiday menu all week we decided to only make our favorite Thanksgiving foods–and that meant turkey was out. Definitely, definitely keeping grandma’s sweet potato casserole. It is the one time of year I love brown sugar and cream whipped into my vegetables.. if you can still call that a vegetable. Apparently here in the South macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable!! Nobody said being a dietitian was going to be easy.

Thanksgiving Menu

Wild Mushroom & Brussels Sprout Casserole
Sausage & Sage Dressing
Honey Herb Buttermilk Biscuits
Orange-Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Potato Casserole
Stone Ground Mustard & Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib

The prime rib was an absolute hit. I think we’ll continue the red meat Thanksgiving tradition next year. And since our moving truck has yet to arrive, we  scrounged for kitchenware, borrowed casserole dishes, and ate picnik-style on the living room floor. 🙂 Definitely a feast to remember.

Dinner was followed by much relaxation, living room dancing to Christmas music (because Grant will officially let me play it 24-7… yayyy) and a night at the movies. Happy Thanksgiving to ya’ll. We love you!!

Hiking Fall Creek Falls

What holiday traditions have you started?

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One response to “Our First Thanksgiving

  1. Looks like a delicious Thanksgiving Day menu!!!
    I had no idea you moved to the South!!! That’s so exciting 🙂
    My hubby will not allow me to start the Christmas music yet!

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