Can you believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow already?
Ten years ago, this would have totally freaked me out. I would have made a master list with all the TO DO’s, like polishing the silver and ironing the tablecloth.
Now I’m lucky if I even use a tablecloth, let alone iron it!
But I would get myself so worked up about every little detail being perfect, everyone having their favorite dishes, all the kids being dressed nicely, that I just didn’t enjoy myself. By the time dinner rolled around I was completely exhausted. While I ate I was already thinking about all the cleaning up I had to do.
Something had to give, and I didn’t want it to be my sanity!
It took me a few years to learn that less really is more, and that NOBODY has more fun on Thanksgiving, especially me, if I stress myself out.
I spend the entire month of November making some of my favorite dishes, and then that way when the big day rolls around I can concentrate on our favorites, the ones that it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without.
This is what’ll be on my table tomorrow:
Grean Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette (youmight notice a theme with the bacon…)
The Perfect Apple Pie
David Lebovitz’s Homemade Vanilla Ie Cream
What dish is a must have on your Thanksgiving table?