It is flavorful and full of protein and made my lunchtime sandwich oh-so-tasty.
I used Turtle Island Foods’ marinated sesame ginger tempeh on my sandwich and served it alongside green pepper slices, string cheese and a banana.
And now I am full.
I loved reading about all of your Thanksgiving traditions. You guys had me smiling from ear-to-ear and definitely helped me get into the holiday spirit!
Here are some of the wonderful ways you celebrate Thanksgiving each year:
- Hold a “Friendsgiving” feast for all of your friends (Megan)
- Have a potluck “Practice Thanksgiving” the week before (Anne, Rachel)
- Make a cherpumple… Aka the ‘turducken’ of desserts! (Victoria)
- Decorate for Christmas after Thanksgiving dinner (Samantha)
- Beginning November 1, write one thing you’re thankful for on a slip of paper every day and place it in a glass jar until Thanksiving arrives. During Thanksgiving dinner, take turns selecting notes from the jar to read aloud with your family. (Jenni, Laura, Also seen on YoungHouseLove.com)
- Enjoy a trip to the movies with the family on Thanksgiving (Julia)
- Scope out the neighborhood with the best Christmas lights (Leanne, Chelsey)
- Participate in a Turkey Trot race or go for a morning run
- Write letters to your loved ones to read to each other on Thanksgiving (Holly, Jessica, Molly)
- Snuggle up to watch the Macy’s Day Parade (Rebecca, Karen)
- Bake pumpkin and apple pies in the morning to eat for breakfast (Shanna)
- Take Christmas card pictures on Thanksgiving day (Laura)
- Pull the wishbone from the turkey and whoever loses has to clean up dinner (Nikki)
- Pick out a Christmas tree to decorate over the weekend (Jessica)
- Make cinnamon rolls to fuel Black Friday shopping (Pam)
- Watch holiday movies
- Make a Thanksgiving scrapbook and add a new page each year (Marlo)
I’m feeling inspired to start some fun traditions with my new little family!
I suggested the notes of thanks in a glass idea to Ryan last night. I told him that we had to back track and quickly write 16 things we’re thankful for to make up for all the days we already missed in November.
We opted to start that tradition today and skip the first 16 days, so as not to hastily scramble notes and resort to things like “I’m thankful for crab chowder.” (I totally am thankful for crab chowder though.)
When I told Ryan that our jar won’t look pretty and full, he said we could stuff it with blanks. Blanks of thanks. That’s how we roll.