This year marked the first time that we have prepared a full Thanksgiving meal on our own. Previously we have received gracious invitations to spend Thanksgiving with friends. This meant that we only had one or two dishes to make and bring along.
We opted to make this a family affair and involve the entire Crew in the planning and preparation. Out of a plastic knight's helmet we drew pieces of paper for "main dish", "vegetable", etc. And each person chose and helped to cook a dish for their selected part of the meal.
Here's what our final menu looked like:
Appetizers (Dad's and Mom's request):
Veggie Turkey Platter
Cheese and Cracker Platter
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
Main Dish (Joshua): Roast Turkey
Vegetable (Hannah): Green Bean Casserole
Side Dish #1 (Claude): Potstickers
Side Dish #2 (Becca): Homemade Sausage Dressing
Bread (Abigail): Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
Dessert (Becca): Crock Pot Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
Despite most of the kids coming down with colds the day before, we all had a good time. It was nice to stay in our comfy clothes all day and to take our time preparing food and eating.
And here are some photos from the day (and the day before if you count our giant bin 'o turkey in the fridge). :)