I know, I know.. Christmas is the big one... The holiday that everyone starts preparing for months in advance. I can guarantee that my sister has finished her Christmas Shopping, and the stores holiday displays have been out so long that some things have already been clearanced. However, for me, for now, Thanksgiving is on my mind. I am not kidding when I say two nights ago visions of turkeys were dancing in my head and I couldn't sleep for excitement about our country's glory of gluttony. When rest finally overcame me I dreamed of grocery shopping and cooking. AND I secretly loved it. I know what you are thinking.. this is one grateful girl. She starts being thankful weeks in advance! Sadly, this is not the case. Rather, my life has become so mundane that I need these little celebrations to make it through the day.
This year I am hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner. With many members of our family out of state, we will have a rather small gathering, but I am so excited to play hostess to those who will be traveling to our home for the holiday. Anyone who reads this blog or knows me (really you encompass the same group), knows that I desperately want to be Martha Stewart (without the personality or rap sheet). Although my aspirations fall embarrassingly short of par, my dream is ceaseless and I try vigorously at every opportunity to display my homemaking abilities (if you can call them that). My hope is that Thanksgiving will be a memorable, magical dinner that folks will be talking about for years. Most likely it will just be turkey and pie at that one girl's house.
Anyway, I found some cool ideas and yummy recipes at my favorite resource, MarthaStewart.com and thought I would pass them along to any other wannabes within reach of this blog. Enjoy! I will say that I HAVE had some creative ideas of my own, but I will share pictures after the party. They won't be anything special, so don't get excited.
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