First of all my list of thankfuls:
-Blessings bestowed upon me by God first and foremost
-My amazing family, especially my Mom
-Graduating College--so thankful it's over...
-Inspiration around me, I need to utilize this more
-To be in good health finally, it's been a long struggle with celiac disease but I finally feel like I have triumphed.
Etc., I put etc because I can't possibly name everything I'm grateful for now that I'm thinking about it.
Now for the menu. I cooked the meal this year because I enjoy cooking and there's really only twice a year when I can go all out and get the ingredients I want to get to create a very tasty meal. Even though it was only me and my Mom, I still wanted a rounded out Thanksgiving dinner.
A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
Goat Cheese Filled Dates wrapped in Bacon
Smoked Pork Butt (that, I didn't make)
Cornbread Dressing with Squash and Sweet Potatoes
(breads made from scratch, of course)
Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Red Potatoes
Green Beans with Crispy Bacon
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Lemon Meringue Pie (with homemade crust and everything)
So, as you can see, we didn't miss out on anything and nothing tasted weird or anything, just delicious! This is the first year I haven't made my homemade cranberry sauce infive or six years. We had some canned cranberry sauce and used that instead. If I could go back in time, I would definitely make it, because I feel like I have perfected it and it would have been delicious with everything but the budget was at the end of the leash and hey, the canned stuff wasn't too bad.
So there you have it, my Thanksgiving story for 2010 and now it's almost time for Christmas and Hanukkah starts today I think! Happy Hanukkah! I'll have some etsy finds up later this week.