For Day 13 of Thirty Days of Gratitude, I am grateful for family traditions.
Going along with the theme for the week of prepping for Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about our family traditions.
For example, even though only one of us eats it, we have to have cranberry sauce from the can, the kind that has the ridges in it. One year, we decided not to have it and EVERYONE noticed and demanded we get some immediately. Oops.
Also, we have to have peas. A particular brand of peas, in fact. No one really likes the peas, but we have to have them because my mother had them when she was growing up, my grandmother had them on her table, etc. etc. You get the idea.
This is the first year in a while we are hosting Thanksgiving. I need to think about platters and serving pieces we need. Our tradition is to have turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes…
…and the tradition for the sweet potatoes is that half has to be topped with pecans/brown sugar and half has to be topped with mini-marshmallows. Then everyone is happy.
This year, we actually have traditions colliding a bit, because Hanukkah starts the day before Thanksgiving. So, the night before Thanksgiving, I’ll be shredding potatoes and making latkes for that celebration.
Those are some of our traditions and how we celebrate #MyKindOfHoliday at our home. What are some of your traditions?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Target. The photographs were provided by Target, but all writing and opinions are 100% my own.