Happy Thanksgiving! Two years after hosting our first family Thanksgiving, B and I were back to it again. Yesterday I was kinda freaking out about it and never ever wanted to host again. But it was a great day, of course, because we were with family, and really put our hearts into preparing food for their enjoyment. And the smoke detector only went off once.
Only minor issue of the day was that I had bought Fleischmann’s Original, which has dairy, instead of Unsalted, which is Kosher pareve. A quick internet search informed us that butter-flavored Crisco is also pareve, so that went in the stuffing. I don’t eat stuffing, but no one else complained.
As for my desserts, I tried out Bananabelle’s Apple Crisp (great for vegan, gluten-free, or Kosher guests). My attempt had too much crumble for the amount of apples, but it was still pretty tasty. I also reprised the Pumpkin Cheesecake, because I prefer that to pie. It didn’t sink in the middle this time, but still cracked.
Today I am thankful for my cat who is keeping my legs warm, my two hands that can make food, my mom who helped me cook the turkey at 8am, my husband who learned how to use the KitchenAid mixer to make mashed potatoes and then dried all the dishes, snow that looks beautiful and doesn’t stick to the road, holidays off from work, and leftovers. I am truly blessed.