Thanksgiving was a very calm affair this year. So calm, in fact, that I plum forgot to take any pictures of our cooking frenzy. Even though I didn't plan to cook much this year because of my scheduled surgery the day before Thanksgiving (yes, it was very bad timing), it turned out that I just couldn't stay out of my kitchen!
Have I shown you my kitchen?
This is newly renovated as of last Thanksgiving and it's by far my most favorite place in our house!
I custom ordered the butcher block top and my handy husband made the island from scratch.
Notice my pot filler above the stove?
This one thing alone made the months of take-out worthwhile!
We finished off the floor with bamboo hardwood, purchased all new stainless steel appliances and installed granite countertops (shown below).
On the wall, right of the breakfast bar, is where I used chalkboard paint and an open frame to good use ...
And what is the question on every woman's mind while cooking?
Amid these surroundings, our feast came together. Even though we didn't have our usual crowd this year, it was a blessing in disguise because what we needed most this time around was peace.
I wish I had taken pictures of the table settings, food prep and finished dishes but the most notable differences this year was our decision to deep fry our turkey, homemade cranberry sauce (instead of the Ocean Spray canned) and the "Turkey Derrick" (courtesy of The Food Network) Ken rigged to lower the turkey into the fryer.
Knowing that this may very well be our last Thanksgiving at this house before we officially move up north, we're making each moment here count.
We're picking up our tree a week late because we had already moved our decorations to the other house so once we pick those back up, we'll be picking out a tree at the lot to decorate.
Christmas is almost here and we're already running behind!
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
Watch out for Christmas decorations and crafts - It really is the most wonderful time of year!