stretchy pants required: thanksgiving day

Being pregnant is the perfect excuse to already have your stretchy pants (think nacho libre) on. If you are not expecting than I still think it is a good occasion to bust out a pair of pants with an elastic waist, this is the best food of the year as we all know.

Nick and I  got married almost 6 years ago on Black Friday which I originally thought was a great idea seeing as it was our favorite season. Sadly, I had my dress tightened the day before Thanksgiving which forced me to want to hold back on mashed potatoes and stuffing on Thanksgiving Day, I have since learned my lesson and now I either have babies on Thanksgiving (Max was born on turkey day two years ago) or I am pregnant (like this year). Next year I look forward to stuffing my face with plenty of room to fill up on seconds and thirds.

I thought I would share our Thanksgiving menu with all of you. We tend to do the same items every year but that is only because we all crave the same stuff. Every family has their own traditional food but I think that my mom's chestnut stuffing is THE BEST thanksgiving menu item I have ever tried. 

Thanksgiving Menu:

Turkey

Chestnut Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Sauteed Green Beans w/ slivered almonds

Shaved brussel sprouts

Corn

Dinner rolls w/ honey butter

 

Dessert:

Homemade Ice Cream

Apple Crisp

You can read about our 10 hour non-stop feasts last year HERE. This year we are keeping it super low key with just my mom, two sisters, husband, and my two boys. We are headed to visit Nick's family on Thanksgiving so we are celebrating with my family the day before.  My favorite part about thanksgiving is that my whole little family all contributes to the meal. We are really good at taking turns with the dishes, prep, and clean-up so it makes the work load really light, minus for my mom who enjoys cooking 24/7. 

I would love to hear what you are eating on Thanksgiving and if you have any family traditions you do with your kids.

What we will look like after eating our thanksgiving food  

What we will look like after eating our thanksgiving food  

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So November is Nick's birthday, Max's birthday, our wedding anniversary, and Thanksgiving. 

So November is Nick's birthday, Max's birthday, our wedding anniversary, and Thanksgiving.