Thanksgiving always reminds me of the importance of family; back when I lived in LA I would only come up for Thanksgiving once every two or three years just because of the expense of the plane ticket. But when I was able to afford it, I did it without question. It didn’t matter that going through the airport over Thanksgiving weekend was always a nightmare, or that it would take a half day just getting there and then another half day getting back. What mattered to me was being able to sit around a table with my family and enjoying a delicious meal together. Sometimes I feel like nowadays people let the bog of their everyday lives apply to holidays, not wanting to go to so and so’s house because it’s a 40 minute drive, or not wanting to Person A’s because Person B is going to be there and they don’t like Person B. We might not all get along all the time, and we might not all live 3 minutes away from each other, but sometimes, you need to cast aside all those petty problems and be there for your family when it counts. It’s only one day a year, and if there’s anytime to make a little more effort than normal to be around those closest to you, it’s now.
So this year I am going to make a really special dinner as a thanks to everyone in my family for being willing to try out a new tradition. There will be pie, pie, and more pie, stuffing, brussels sprouts, and biscuits. And of course, a succulent little turkey. This year I partnered with Reynolds Kitchens Endless Table and made a Roast Rosemary Turkey with a Cranberry and Pomegranate Glaze, which was so excellent that I will be making it again come Thanksgiving. You can get my recipe and more festive holiday dishes here, there’s a ton from other awesome bloggers on their site and I highly recommend scrolling through them for recipe inspiration. I hope you guys all have great Thanksgiving plans in store, and that you enjoy the extra time spent with your friends and family 🙂