Thanksgiving Traditions

Hey There, Friends!

The holiday season is officially upon us and while I tend to gloss over Thanksgiving I’ve decided to devote this week to the November holiday that tends to get the short end of the stick.  It’s all about you, Thanksgiving.  We’re gonna talk menus, fashion, and of course today we’re kicking off the week with traditions.  I know many of you {are like me} enjoy seeing how others do things so I’m sharing how our Thanksgiving holidays usually look.

Every other year my parents and brother along with his family come to visit us for Thanksgiving.  Those years are always more fun {and this year happens to be one of those fun years}!  Otherwise, it’s just our family of six and is way more low key.

Here are a few things we have on the to-do list this Thanksgiving week…
*Night of Cooking-Ebby Lee and I like to do some cooking in the kitchen before all our guests arrive.  This way we can pop a breakfast casserole in the oven and we aren’t doing as much cooking while they’re here.  We still have to do some but anything we can make ahead or assemble ahead, we do!  We usually have Christmas movies playing in the background and Tab takes the other kids out of the house.  Soon Britty will get to join the cooking fun!

*Family Recipes-My family has been making this Crockpot Chicken and Dressing recipe for years.  We usually make the cornbread and chicken before the big day and then on the morning of Thanksgiving we’re just dumping everything in the slow cooker.  I usually add in a new recipe here or there but our family recipes…you know the ones my grandma has been making for years are the ones we pull out on Thanksgiving.

*Matching Pajamas-I’m sharing how we were looking bright and early on Thanksgiving morning.  🙂  But matching Christmas pajamas are a fun tradition I started when my family comes to visit.  My mom, sister-in-law, and I wore these in 2018 and I might have already ordered us a new pair for 2020.

*Kid Table-Doesn’t everyone have one of these?  A kid table designed especially for the children…with colors and a paper tablecloth.

*Christmas Fun-The few days after Thanksgiving are always spent enjoying a little Christmas cheer.  We don’t see my family at Christmas so it’s a great way to wrap up a fun few days with them.  One of our favorite places to visit is Bass Pro Shop to see all their Christmas fun.

And the Home for the Holidays event in Downtown McKinney is another must!

What are some Thanksgiving traditions you have in your family?
I’d LOVE to hear all about them!

Hope you have a great day!

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