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An Eclectic Thanksgiving

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Ever have one of those crazy busy weeks where you barely have a chance to catch your breath? That’s been my week.

My kids asked me if they could switch to sharing a bedroom. I need to fix a few things up in the bedrooms anyway, so I thought why not? I could kill two birds with one stone this way. Well, I way underestimated how much time this “little” home project was going to take. I thought I’d be finished before the week was up, but here I am with a mountain of children’s toys in the middle of the living room and if you want to get to the bathroom you practically have to run an obstacle course down the hallway just to reach the door. You really don’t realize how much stuff you have until you have to empty a closet.

Meanwhile all the sewing projects I need to get done before the holiday season is over are running through my head. I’m not sure where I’m going to find time to finish it all. I guess I can just sleep when Christmas is over…  Might have bit off more than I can chew this year.

Thanksgiving was a full day too with all the cooking. This year we finally came to terms with the fact that none of us like turkey. We’re not the type that hang tight to tradition (especially when it’s not nummy) and opted instead for Thanksgiving pot stickers.

I love cooking and prefer to make everything from scratch (it just tastes soooo much better), but pot stickers are pretty time consuming so I typically only make them for special occasions.

I asked each family member for one dish they wanted to eat to make sure we all had something we loved at our meal. That’s how we ended up with this eclectic spread of foods: pot stickers, spaghetti, cranberry cornbread, cheese stuffed garlic bread, loaded mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie!

Plated Thanksgiving dinner

An odd combination of foods for sure, but it was all super tasty!

I was most excited about the fact the kids are old enough to help now and I totally put them to work. My youngest stuffed the cheese into the bread dough and he was so proud of himself. “I basically made them all by myself!” he kept saying. Not quite true, but whatever makes him happy, right?

I hope those who celebrate also had a good Thanksgiving!

With all the household projects I had going on this week I ran out of time to get anything done sewing-wise but I promise next week I’ll have something much more fabric related to post about!

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