Morning peeps! I hope all of you in the United States have had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and haven’t eaten too much turkey or shopped until you dropped (yet- considering we have a few more days to go this weekend).
Clay and I stayed close to home this year. It was our first Thanksgiving celebrating in our home; last year was our first Thanksgiving in Charleston. His parents came down for the night, and we all had dinner here at our house, along with mine and Clay’s friends James, Nadine, Grace and Grace’s baby, Zoe.
Since they couldn’t make it, we sent plates of food to David and Janeau (Nadine and Grace’s husband’s, respectively) as they are in the Navy and had to work.
We open our home up to our friends every holiday, since many of them don’t have family nearby. We did the same thing on July 4 when we had a cookout here. Our friends are like family here, so we all celebrate together.
Our menu was turkey, ham, stuffing, mac and cheese, yams, beans, field peas, corn, collards, salad, rolls, and probably a few more items that I can’t remember. Clay and his dad were in charge of the turkey this year, and they grilled it- their first time grilling one. I don’t eat turkey, but everyone said it was delicious and moist.
I don’t eat turkey, but everyone said it was delicious and moist. As usual, I wore my tofu shirt on Thanksgiving. I’m don’t protest meat or turkey on Thanksgiving, but it’s a good day to wear a fun shirt.
We also had four different desserts- chocolate layer cake, carrot cake, vanilla wafer cake, and coconut custard pie, all courtesy of Clay’s mom.
I didn’t take a ton of Thanksgiving pictures because we were busy enjoying ourselves. After the meal, we all watched talked, looked at Black Friday ads, and watched football~ good times! We have a ton of leftovers now, so neither of us will have to cook or eat at restaurants for the rest of the weekend.
Aside from Thanksgiving, Clay ordered and received a new Xbox.
The UPS delivery guy did an amazing job of hiding it. Who would ever guess a package is under this welcome mat?
Needless to say, Clay was overjoyed to receive his Xbox- guys and their video games! (I know this has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but the picture of the package was just too good not to share).
Have a great weekend and don’t fall into a turkey coma in the Black Friday lines today. Enjoy your friends and family and let’s kick off the holiday season- Happy Thanksgiving, Thanksgivakuh, Chanukah, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday!