My green smoothie stuck with me most of the morning, but with about two hours until dinner time – I was getting hungry. I didn’t really want to eat anything, I wanted to be good and hungry for a feast! But I didn’t want to get to dinner feeling famished either.
What’s a girl to do?
Juice is always the answer!
Carrot apple ginger juice – the perfect thing to tide me over and leave me ready to eat by 2:30.
This year we brought along our favorite Thanksgiving book, The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virgina Kroll.
Having read this book before bed every night for nearly the past three weeks, not to mention the past two Novembers, Ava and I decided it would be fun to do a Thanksgiving Bowl with our family this year.
In the book, the family writes down something they are thankful for on a little piece of paper as they arrive and place their note in a yellow Thanksgiving bowl. After dinner the grandmother reads each note and she has to guess who wrote the note.
Everyone was happy to play along and wrote down a little something while we waited for everyone to arrive and for dinner to be served.
So many amazing vegetable dishes to choose from – who got room for turkey?
After our feast, it was time for Great Granny to guess!
Want to play? You get one guess for this one!
OK, it’s a little tricky so I’ll give you a hint. The person thankful for kitties is featured in this picture.
I missed my photo op for the dessert buffet before pies were sliced and diced!
With the clean up under control and some slivers of pumpkin, apple and elderberry pie enjoyed by me, it was time for some digestion and to head out with my favorite aunt for our annual post-Thanksgiving hour long walk and talk.
Our walk was blessed with a beautiful rainbow.
And am amazing sunset.
Good food and good family.
So much to be thankful for!
I am also thankful that I probably won’t be hungry for three days. And that Thanksgiving only comes once a year.