Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Prep, 2014

For Thanksgiving this year, I'm doing a non-traditional spread. Yes, I love a classic turkey/cranberry sauce/stuffing/mashed potatoes/french green bean casserole/yams/carrots/rolls/pumpkin pie Thanksgiving dinner, but frankly, I get tired of my children saying, "Mom! I don't want to eat this!" or "Why did you make this?!" I'm tired of hearing myself say, "Please just try one bite of it?! I promise, you won't have to eat any more of it if you don't like it..." Inevitably, they decide they don't want to eat at least one food item I've made for Thanksgiving, and our menu becomes a waste of my time and money...I detest wasting either! :)

Some people might say, "Your kids are spoiled. They should just eat what you make for them, and be grateful. There are starving people in China, you know!" Yes, I'm well aware we are blessed beyond belief here in America. I'm so unbelievably grateful for ALL that we have! Every day is a gift, and I'm so thankful for everything I am blessed to be a part of! :) Yet, when it comes to my children's food choices, I totally side on giving them what they want to eat, especially since they have so many diet restrictions already. Granted, my youngest son doesn't have celiac disease, but I don't want him to feel left-out in his food choices either.

Thus, I'll be making different foods/snacks/treats for my children to nosh on. I'm so excited to give them exactly what they want for Thanksgiving dinner, not what traditionalists say we should make! And I'm fully aware, the food items I've chosen are most certainly not fancy or gourmet, but I simply don't care! :) My little family is gonna party and have a marvelous time together!

*Please hold for my recipes. I'll post them as soon as they become available! ;)

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