I didn't mind waking up early to start my 6 hours of cooking especially when I got to finally use my new pretty red baking dish from France, no more 1970's hand me downs at the Thanksgiving table.
We had to get creative with going all vegetarian on turkey day so some olive, spinach and roasted tomato pizza, broccoli cheese casserole and spinach quiche were our main staples and pound cake, pumpkin cheesecake and carrot cake for dessert. I did opt out of making the sweet potatoes and totally flaked on the mashed this year.
I had the kids write what they were thankful for on our school room (dining room) chalkboard, they're such sweet kids.
And hidden inside of their PB chair backs were some very adored lil'kinz as a treat.
Then the finally after dinner was the annual dog show, each one won best of breed though we had an unfortunate disqualification this time with one of the dogs, maybe next year Sally.