No, I am not going to list all that I am grateful for, did that last year. Still holds true now, just counting my blessings each and every day, not just on Thanksgiving.
I made two soups, butternut squash and chicken, baked two pies, pumpkin and coconut custard, made cranberry sauce, baked sweet potatoes and prepped the stuffing. Still have lots to do. May not even get to sleep tomorrow night!
We are getting lots of rain and wind, temps are holding so far in the 40's, but tomorrow night the temp will plunge by 30 degrees. I really don't get this crazy weather. It was a beautiful, mild fall. I guess it wants to go out in a big way.
We will be six on Thursday. The oldest guest is 98, the youngest, yours truly, is 59. Makes me chuckle to think of that. My strategy this year was the spirit of enough. Making do with things I have. I tried to change some side dishes, but no go, my old standards are requested. I am not making mashed potatoes, I was told they are not necessary (I think so). Oh well. I may make some over the weekend just to make turkey croquettes.
I resisted the urge to run to Bed, Bath & Beyond to buy a tablecloth or napkins. I shopped locally rather than a fabulous specialty food store and orchard where things are double the price. I do believe it will be enough. I hope so, anyway! No crafts, recycled some fall decorations, keeping it simple. I am happy I accomplished what I did. I can't wait to get a lap top, I miss photos so much.
Hope all my readers and friends have a very blessed and very happy Thanksgiving. If you can't all be together this year with your family, there is always next year. Or Skype. Be safe with the crazy weather affecting 20 states and the entire East Coast.