Tuesday, December 1, 2015

First Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, I made my very first turkey all on my own. This was also the first Thanksgiving that my fiancé and I have ever got to spend together. The last two years I've always been at home in West Virginia with my mom and he's spent it in Lake Tahoe with his family. So what do you do when you finally spend it together? Make a turkey! I limited our table to two sides since I was going to be making everything by hand.

Our menu
Turkey with stuffing
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Our Thanksgiving started Wednesday evening with preparing the turkey. I think I now understand vegetarians a little more since I had to put my hands in the turkey and rip the neck out. Gag! I also had to prepare the insides for the stuffing. I think you can tell I wasn't enjoying it from this photo.
Thankfully the turkey went from this...
To this...
The only thing on our table that I didn't make from scratch was the rolls. I had a lot of help from my mom though throughout the day. She was coaching me via texts and phone calls.

All in all my dinner was a success. I did learn that I need to write directions down. I also learned that I have no trivets nor do I have more than 3 matching baking dishes. Clearly hoping the wedding registry had some marked! Once Thanksgiving dinner was over we stopped by his family party and then came home. We had a very busy weekend scheduled and on Friday we skipped the Black Friday shopping and went to the movies! We saw...

Ok fine. I bought two items on the black Friday special. It was only 18.00 dollars total! I got them at H&M

That was our Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful one!