Nov 21, 2012

My Thanksgiving Plans...

Why did I not take today off from work? Maybe because I took a ton of time off last week! I feel like I am so behind today in preparing for Thanksgiving. I still have to buy several things for my Thanksgiving Dinner and I have to prepare and pop the turkey in the oven tonight. I actually cook my turkey in a roasting pan at a very low temperature overnight. When I wake up the next morning, the house smells so good and the turkey is done. It comes out so tender in the roasting pan and we love it!

I have something to confess. Last year was the first time that I ever made a turkey! I learned how to make a turkey from some of the girls at work. I always thought that it was too much work but it turns out that it really isn't. Honeybaked Ham was my best friend up until last year! My kids are not big turkey eaters and they love the ham so I ended up buying a ham anyway. I also love their oven roasted turkey breast so I had to get one of those too! We love the crackling sweet glaze on top of their ham and turkey breast!
My dinner will also include mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, warm rolls and some veggies.  I will make all of the sides on my own without the help of Honeybaked! I haven't quite decided what dessert will be but I am thinking on stopping by my favorite cupcakery and possibly picking up some of these irresistible goodies on the way home!
I decided to pass on the Turkey Trot this year but will still be getting a run in on Thanksgiving morning. In the evening I plan on hit up some of the sales that are starting because I have to get the iPad deal at Target! If you are a crazy Black Friday Shopper like me make sure you read my post about on Black Friday Survival Tips!


What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
I will be staying home and spending time with my kids and maybe my grandparents if they are up to it!

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? What's on the menu?

6 comments:

  1. We don't celebrate thanksgiving here in NZ but we do have a thanksgiving service at our Church (will be this Sunday) which is always really fun! Would totally LOVE to celebrate it the real American way, sounds amazingly fun! Happy Thanksgiving, have a great weekend x

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    1. Enjoy the service at your church! You should try Thanksgiving the American way which includes lots of food and family time!

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  2. What a lovely way of celebrating Thanksgiving! I love Honeybaked Ham and oven roasted turkey breast.Nice to know that you will be running on Thanksgiving morning.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and enjoy!

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  3. I have never cooked a turkey myself either. My parents actually bring over the turkey and dressing and my sister and I cook all the sides.
    I love Ham and we usually get one at Christmas.
    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

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    1. We had a great time! I probably ate too much though! Hope your Thanksgiving was great as well.

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