Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Can you guess why?  Well there is planning involved, there is gathering of friends and family, traditions to be observed and there is plenty of eating and drinking.  All things I absolutely love!  So as Thanksgiving reigns in the holiday season it is time to polish off those old-time traditions.  It’s also fun to incorporate new ones, so get creative.  In our home the steadfast Thanksgiving tradition is everything we prepare is made from scratch.  The menu changes each year, a few years ago we tried goose and duck instead of turkey.  The duck was a hit, goose not so much.  The last several years Cajun Rub Roasted Turkey has made the menu.

This year’s menu choices include:

Cajun Rub Roasted Turkey – rub compliments of

and we are using Rodelle Gourmet Turkey Brine


Honey and Rosemary Sweet Potatoes


Thyme Green Beans with Almonds

We will be serving the turkey in our traditional serving dish hand painted by our son Kevin.

We’ll be enjoying our daughter’s renowned Apple Strudel with Cream Cheese Icing.  And we will be breaking out the holiday tunes while putting up our Christmas Tree Friday.  Black Friday hasn’t made it on our list of traditions.

Best wishes for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours.