We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday and, while it wasn’t even what our plan A or B looked like, it was still special! This year, more than ever, we’ve learned that most things in life are truly what you make of them. So, rather than fret about what was different, we gathered in masks from a distance, enjoyed a scrumptious meal with our own little family, and thanked God for the ability to do so.
The morning started cool and foggy, and I joined Honey outside to enjoy my coffee while he started on his first bird since our first Thanksgiving!
Since it was such a stunning day, I decided to set up our table al fresco in our new backyard space. I couldn’t ask for anything more than this.
I had originally planned to do four separate tables and shared all of the sources in this blog post:
That post has links to the tablecloth, eucalyptus and candles. I have had the china and items for the place settings since our wedding.
Since I don’t typically host Thanksgiving, my turkey gravy boat from our wedding doesn’t often make it out of the cabinet. :-)
Since plan A called for us to dine together, we had divvied up the menu weeks ago. We ended up still doing that, with different family groups providing the turkey, sides, dessert and appetizers. Each person packaged up their contribution in 4 separate containers. We met up outdoors at 1PM, and exchanged food to carry home and enjoy. It really was a nice plan!
One thing I will remember from Thanksgiving 2020 is dining in casual clothes, with Elsa at our feet, and John digging in on the turkey leg. (Yuck! But something he isn’t usually “allowed” to do with a large group.)
I hope that you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving in whatever way felt special, safe and meaningful to you.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED