And so it happened, our first time hosting a Thanksgiving celebration for our family. For a Brazilian gal there isn’t anything more daunting than taking on the food making for an American celebration. But I had so much help this year. Our girls were involved in all things, from digging up sweet potatoes in the garden bed to food prepping and tart making. We even involved our little neighbor friends in the potato digging party and boy did they have fun! Give kids a patch of dirt and some digging tools and you hear pure joy in their giggles and laughs.
Of course, some of us helped while others provided entertainment. My all-American man took care of the meats and his world famous cornbread dressing. I made dishes both traditional and non-traditional and by lunch time we had an array of yummy foods to share. And the desserts, don’t even get me started. Raspberry and chocolate, banana caramel, and lemon buttermilk tarts made by me along with my mother-in-law’s delicious pies. Having some of our family sitting around our table this Thanksgiving was THE BEST PART EVER. And I am certain we will cherish the memories of this celebration for years to come. Truly, we have a million and one reasons to be thankful for and I am so glad this season reminds us of how immensely blessed we are.