Our first Thanksgiving went off without a hitch. My tablescape was threatened Wednesday night when the Macky Monster woke up and discovered what I had done….
Of course he went straight for the twigs, which was okay because a) they are fully organic and can’t hurt him and b) they were free. If he chewed them off I’d just go pick some more!
But surprisingly, he investigated for a few minutes and then walked away, TABLE UNDAMAGED. It was a Thanksgiving miracle! Even throughout the night, the table remained perfect. This gives me hope for future decor…as long as I manage to set things up while he’s not around. Once things are up he generally doesn’t care, but if you’re doing something and not paying attention to him? He will do his best to wreck your plans. Such a puppy.
Thanksgiving day was also our first snow while living here. It did snow on the house once while it was being built, but that doesn’t count, right?
It started off as small flurries, so small that I thought I saw a single flake and told Mike, then I was like naaah, probably just something falling from a tree. But then we started getting big flakes that were blowing about.
Here’s our kitchen in the midst of the Thanksgiving chaos, before dinner. Since we’re vegetarian and I really did not want to touch a turkey, my mom brought it.
Much to my delight, the centerpiece was not only pretty, but functional. I kept it low enough that it managed to stay on the table all day, and is still there! Here’s the table right before we ate, made a little more functional with one of the table extensions in, placemats (to protect our solid wood, non-glossy Ikea table), napkins and utensils. We put all of the food out on the island, buffet style, to save room.
And then I stopped taking pictures. Until I sat down with my plate and thought MY GOSH THAT IS A LOT OF FOOD. This was taken with my iPhone, because nothing ruins a meal like getting up and being like wait, wait! I need to get my giant camera to take pictures for my blog!
Mixed in that plate there is… sweet potato casserole, stuffing, spaghetti squash, corn, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, broccoli and carrots au gratin. Yes I ate the gravy, it’s once a year and I can’t turn down my mom’s homemade gravy on my potatoes. Not included in this picture is the cranberry sauce, appetizers or desserts. Oh and the lasagna we ate before this meal. I will never be able to button my pants again.
That being said, we have enough leftovers to last a lifetime. I realized this when I opened my fridge this morning.
We completely emptied our fridge before Thanksgiving, so all of those containers have leftovers in them. We tapped into some of them tonight.
We will never go hungry again.
I hope all of you had a happy one!