This month’s topic is:
I always love this link up, but I especially love talking about Thanksgiving! #turkeytalk
1. Do you host Thanksgiving or go elsewhere?
We go elsewhere. I hosted Thanksgiving one time a long time ago, but that was a random occurrence. We usually alternate between Thanksgiving and Christmas in KC. When in KC, we go to my dad’s cousin’s house. When we stay in Kentucky, we go to Trav’s aunt’s house.
Thanksgiving 2020, we stayed closer to home and had Thanksgiving with my brother and his family.
2. What dishes do you make or contribute?
Well…we’re usually off the hook because we travel. Whichever Thanksgiving we go to, there’s always so much food. The year we celebrated with my brother’s family, my sister-in-law and I split up what we made. A quick short cut was Bob Evans mashed potatoes!
Last year, I did contribute this salad to our KC Thanksgiving…
3. What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?
I always look forward to green bean casserole for Thanksgiving and Easter. I do feel like that’s more of a Southern staple, so it’s usually only something I get if we go to Trav’s family’s Thanksgiving/Easter or if I make it.
Honestly, I always look forward to using the leftover turkey to make Turkey Rice Soup. We’ve made this the Friday after Thanksgiving since I was in high school.
4. What are your Thanksgiving traditions?
I love watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning.
If we are in KC, I love watching the Plaza lighting ceremony (and we try to drive through that part of town to see the lights on either at Thanksgiving or Christmas)
5. Stuffing or dressing?
Well, I would say “neither,” but Thanksgiving 2020, I did make sausage dressing and really liked it.
6. Pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie?
I always look forward to pumpkin pie. I’m not a big pie person, so pumpkin (cold with Cool Whip) is about the only one I’ll eat. I do like warm apple pie, but that’s not usually served at Thanksgiving.
7. Casual dining or set the table?
My dad’s KC cousin who hosts, always has the cutest table.
We always get a personalized chocolate turkey at our place setting.
That being said, my sister-in-law had a cute tablescape too in 2020!
Trav’s family’s Thanksgiving is a little more casual because there are SO many people.
8. Favorite beverages to serve with Thanksgiving dinner?
Honestly, we don’t make anything special for Thanksgiving, but my brother and sister-in-law had a fun drink prepared: apple cider, pumpkin vodka, soda water, and a cinnamon stick. It was so good. I brought the “flocktails” cups, so that was our fun bevvy that year.
9. Do you Black Friday shop?
Absolutely not. I’m a Cyber Monday girl.
10. Holiday movies or football games?
I feel like football is always on the tv during our Thanksgiving festivities. I enjoy holiday movies, but that’s more for when it’s time to just hang out at home.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (with the 4th of July a close second!) The month of November is always so hectic for us that by the time I make it to Thanksgiving, I’m really ready to relax and eat some good food!
What Thanksgiving traditions do you have?