I love Thanksgiving. Like, really, really love it. As the day got closer, I started getting a little worried that it was going to be hard being away from our families, and also missing all of my usual traditions. Thankfully, since we stayed at Jekyll Island for so long, we were able to celebrate with everyone at the marina. We had a potluck dinner with deep fried turkey and all of the usual sides, and our roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and parmesan were a big hit. Good thing too, because I was feeling a little unsure of myself after I burned my pumpkin pie yesterday morning. I really can't celebrate the holiday properly without a pumpkin pie, but I haven't quite mastered this oven yet. We have no way of setting it to a specific temperature, so the whole endeavor was guess and check. Apparently, I didn't check soon enough. That didn't stop us from eating it (and keeping it all to ourselves), though. Riley, who doesn't like pumpkin pie at all, even declared it was the best he'd ever tasted. Go figure. Also, (bless you, Netflix) I didn't even have to miss my annual Thanksgiving Day viewing of Christmas Vacation. So, even though we missed being with our families, we were so very grateful for a good group of people to celebrate with, good food, and as many of my traditions as I could scrounge up.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! What are some of your favorite traditions that you just can't miss?