A Post About Being Thankful…

…that I didn’t ruin all the food.



I hosted my first Thanksgiving on Thursday and I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out. I kept imagining the scene from Christmas Vacation where the turkey deflates like a beach ball and everyone sucks it up and “eats” it anyways.



Since my sister has many dietary restrictions (no grain, soy, garbanzo, black pepper and low sugar), it was my mission to make it completely edible for her! With that challenge came using recipes that I had never made before! Here’s what I cooked up (thanks to Danielle Walker!!!):

  • A 12 lb turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole (I even made the mushroom soup mixture from scratch)
  • Rosemary and sage biscuits (grain-free)
  • Pumpkin pie (grain-free)
  • Stuffing (grain-free)
  • Homemade chai tea lattes (sugar-free)


It honestly was really delicious and I’ve never been so happy with anything I’ve made from scratch. The evening of Thanksgiving, we decided to celebrate Christmas too. We won’t be all together again in December so it was the perfect time. I scored a pair of these slippers and haven’t taken them off since.

The rest of our weekend was quiet and relaxing. We spent Saturday night celebrating our friend’s birthday and Sunday was consumed with Sherlock + finalizing my Christmas City Swap.


Happy December to all you lovelies. How was your weekend?

December 2, 2013