Thanksgiving Feast: A Little Different, Just Like Us

This is the 5th thanksgiving in our home. Year number 1 was pretty traditional, and we were so happy to host my in-laws and our dear friend, Mel. Year number 2 was just us and Mel (aka, one of our most favorite people in the world), and we deep fried a turkey. Year number 3 was just the three of us again, and we deep fried Cornish game hens, along with anything/everything that seemed like a good idea. The year number 4 guest list remained unchanged, but we decided to mix things up a bit and have a seafood thanksgiving feast. This made total sense to us since I’m a pescetarian and my husband Β prefers seafood over meat. We went all out–lobster, crab, king crab legs, Mel’s homemade clam chowder, lobster brie dip, and the list goes on, and on, and on. We went a little crazy and could barely dig into the main entree because we overdid it with appetizers and clam chowder (in bread bowls, I know, so stupid). This year, year number 5, we have decided to take a step back. Last year we made so many rookie mistakes, so we are all committed to do this seafood thanksgiving feast right. Here’s what our menu looks like.

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one. Cheese Plate // two. Kale, Wild Rice, Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts & Feta // three. Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere // four. Brussel Sprouts with Panko Bread Crumbs (we are leaving out pomegranates) // five. Dinner Rolls ~ all images are from my board on Pinterest.com

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six. Crab // seven. Lobster // eight. Pumpkin Cheesecake ~ Photos from my board on Pinterest.com, except the crab photo, courtesy of Mel

Please know that a big part of our thanksgiving celebration is being ridiculously casual, so that means that we will all don pajama pants, and combined with the seafood, I realize that our thanksgiving may not look like yours. It may be a little different, but the sentiment is the same.

I hope that you, your family and friends have a wonderful thanksgiving, and that you make some great memories.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
xo

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One thought on “Thanksgiving Feast: A Little Different, Just Like Us

  1. keely says:

    That’s one of the joys of being an adult – you can do things that same as your elders did or you can turn it on its ear to make it work better for you! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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