Thanksgiving is still several days away and I'm already salivating. I volunteered to host the holiday this year for Jeremiah's family and my mind has been swimming with ideas for the menu ever since. I think I've finally settled on turkey with fruit and nut stuffing, Yukon gold buttermilk-mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and squash with cinnamon butter, homemade rolls, peas (because they're tradition on Jeremiah's side,) fresh cranberry sauce, blueberry pie, peach pie, apple pie, cherry pie and pumpkin pie. It sounds like a lot of work, but since I love to cook, it sounds like fun to me and I am super excited to make it all. Plus a lot of it can be prepared or even baked ahead of time and my SIL is coming early so I will have someone to share the kitchen with. (That's right, Kelly, I'm putting you to work!)
I really can't even tell you how excited I am! This is my 8th Thanksgiving as a married woman and my first turn hosting a holiday feast. Wish me luck!