The Food Oh dear, the food. The way we have our Thanksgiving dinner is a little different than most I suppose. You see, I don't like Turkey. Haha. (Also, preparing a turkey is something I never really want to do... ew.) So, we usually have ham instead. Maple and brown sugar glazed spiral ham, to be more specific. Yummm. Also, the pie, the pumpkin everything, and the non-traditional parts that we consider tradition: The mimosas in the morning, the beer in the afternoon, and the wine with dinner. The snacks throughout the day (typically cheese + crackers, veggies + dip). Now, don't get the wrong idea, we don't typically just drink and eat all day. However, I figure that, on a day we eat a lot anyway, we may as well pair good drinks along with it, and what a fantastic idea that has been!
The Routine The routine is not a routine at all but involves a few things: me cooking, Jason watching football, and us playing Wii together. That's about it as far as traditions. Haha. Oh, and we stay in our pajamas. A leisurely day is not leisurely if you have to get dressed! (We observe this tradition on other holidays too, not just Thanksgiving, but it's been a tradition at my parent's house for as long as I can remember, and it hasn't changed since we moved out on our own.)
The Long Weekend One of the best things about Thanksgiving is that, after all is said and done and the turkey (or ham) is eaten, we still have 3 days of weekend left! What a great thing to be thankful for!
The Reflection Thinking about what you are thankful for is one of those things that we should all do more often than just once a year. Hopefully we all practice gratitude every day, but Thanksgiving is a good reminder to tell people you love that you are thankful for them and to think of all those things you love in your life.
What about you? What do you love about Thanksgiving? I definitely need to say that love all my blog readers and everyone I have met through blogging. Thank you for being you and I hope you have a happy holiday!