Monday, October 28, 2013

A Chic Thanksgiving: The Menu

I have been anxiously waiting for this week to come so that I could start my series on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. I do love what Christmas is about but because that is often lost with the "fuss" of Christmas, Thanksgiving has hands down become my favorite holiday.

I love the time of togetherness with my family. I love the way Thanksgiving smells and the way the air feels outside. Y'all already know I'm an Autumn girl and Thanksgiving is one of the main reasons why.  It's a great time for reflection and recognition of all of our blessings. It's also a time to enjoy some amazing food guilt free.

During this series I will be sharing four different posts. The first is about a traditional southern Thanksgiving menu. Right after I got married my Mother made me a Thanksgiving cookbook full of all of our family's recipes. It has everything from appetizers to desserts. She even wrote me a beautiful letter about life, love and marriage. I hope to pass the book down to Savannah with a letter for her when she gets married. 

As a young woman it was so helpful to have this menu. At the time, I wasn't the cook I am today. As an Army Wife, not living near family, I needed this book as a guide. It taught me how to pull off a very successful Thanksgiving dinner with no help. I actually get excited about Thanksgiving. It's like the Super Bowl for women who like to cook, it's a big deal. I find that part of my success comes with keeping it simple and traditional. 

So. If you're someone that doesn't live close to family but you still want to have a bomb Thanksgiving... OR you're someone that just needs a plan for how to do Thanksgiving dinner without getting all stressed, this series is for you.

Here is what we're making for Thanksgiving this year. It's very simple but it's PACKED with comforting flavors. You will love this easy to do meal. 

Coming Up in this series:
A Chic Thanksgiving: The Shopping List & The Grocery Store
A Chic Thanksgiving: Getting It All Done
A Chic Thanksgiving: Decorating and Hostess Tips


  1. I just got all emotional. That was a beautiful and thoughtful gift for your mom to give you. What a lovely gift to be able to pass down to your daughter.

    In other news, I'll be at your house for dinner. What time should we arrive?

    1. Wasn't it the most thoughtful gift? I love it. Should happen to find yourself in San Antonio we'll be eating around 1:00pm. :-)

  2. Just so you know, my family and I should be at your house on Thanksgiving day by 2:00 pm. We'll bring our own plates and silverware...

    1. LOL!!!! C'mon girl!! Sav would love a little play mate on Turkey Day!

  3. Hopping over from the Mommy Monday Blog Hop :-) we don't celebrate thanksgiving over here in Belgium, but I've been thinking about introducing it in our family. It seems like such a sweet holiday and shows much more the essence of what time with your loved ones should be like. Don't get me wrong, I love christmas, but the last few years it has become more a case of buying expensive presents, wearing fancy clothes and stuffing your face with too much food.

    How sweet your mom gave you a thanksgiving cookbook! And I love that you're sharing your menu. It gives me a better idea about what to make. Now I just have to give it an European twist, cause I guess I won't find everything over here :-)

    love from Belgium,


    1. Your family would love Thanksgiving!!! It's such an amazing holiday. It's like Christmas without all the fuss. I'd love to see your European Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!


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