#30DaysofThanks: Thankful for holidays

Happy Thanksgiving from the Unplanned MommyToday, Nov. 26, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and I am thankful for holidays.

I spent Thanksgiving Day with my husband and son, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law. Since we had a small gathering, we decided to order Thanksgiving food from one of our favorite local restaurants, Greenwood’s on Green Street.

If you’ve never had Greenwood’s, be sure to visit. It’s a delicious restaurant serving all manner of Southern and comfort-type foods, from pot roast to meatloaf to unbelievable fried chicken and shrimp and grits.

On a normal visit, I almost always get pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy and collard greens. Obviously, since it is Thanksgiving, we ordered a turkey (brined and smoked, OH MY GOODNESS so delicious), sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, macaroni and cheese, corn muffins and a whole chocolate pie.

My husband also made from scratch mashed potatoes last night, and we got some cranberry sauce. My mother-in-law brought stuffing.

The meal was unreal. It was so good, and it required light prep work, which made life with a toddler that much easier. The only Thanksgiving food we could get him to eat was sweet potatoes (and he preferred mostly the marshmallows on top of course) and a bite or two of daddy’s corn muffin. Gah! Toddlers! They don’t know what they’re missing.

Anyway, it was a lovely Thanksgiving Day. And tomorrow, I am traveling to visit my parents at their new home in Tennessee. Can’t wait to see them and their new house, although I will miss my husband this weekend. I don’t think I’ve been away from him this long since my baby shower a year and a half ago in Florida!

But, holidays are a great cause for gathering with family and friends, and they are almost always an opportunity to see my family, since we don’t live nearby anymore.

I hope you all had a lovely day and are also thankful for holidays!

Will you join me in taking the #30DaysofThanks challenge? Each day from Nov. 1-30, write or share something for which you’re thankful with the hash tag #30DaysofThanks.