Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cooking with the Kids

Tonight the kids and I prepped Thanksgiving dinner. I've learned from many years of making a very large dinner that it is easier to make as much ahead as possible. After 13 years of making my own Thanksgiving dinner, I have finally stopped trying to make it all the same day. Now the kids are older and they enjoy helping out and helping prep the night before.

Tonight Conner was chopping vegetables, Elizabeth was mixing desserts and cranberry relish and I was mixing vegetable dishes. We were listening to the new One Direction album, I was dancing around the kitchen and we were just enjoying the moment.

It's nice to have their help and we all enjoy making the dinner together. Everyone has their favorite dish that we make and the menu is big for one meal. We have an eighteen pound turkey mainly so we can make sandwiches, soup and maybe taquitos out of it too!

Tomorrow we will get up early put the turkey in the oven and watch the Macy's day parade. Then eat a lovely family dinner and play games afterwards. Looking forward to being together as a family What are your favorite traditions and foods on Thanksgiving?

The Menu: Turkey, stuffing, carrots and rutabegas, pea salad, green bean casserole, green jello salad, cranberry relish, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy.