A Mini Thanksgiving

Last night I prepared a "mini" Thanksgiving meal for Seth and I to enjoy. I set up a simple but  cute table centerpiece and halved some delicious Thanksgiving recipes, making a more appropriate amount for two people. William just happened to sleep while we ate dinner so we were able to eat dinner with just the two of us. Which was nice because William was quite the chatterbox yesterday and as cute as that is, it was nice to have some quiet. 

For our dinner I made roasted sweet potatoes with pomegranates (

inspired by



, turkey breast made in the crockpot (

inspired by

), cream cheese garlic mashed potatoes, bacon cheddar green bean casserole (

inspired by

), and then of course some

pumpkin pie


William then woke up literally as we were just finishing up dinner so Seth did the dishes and I fed Mr. William some applesauce.

Then the pie. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. I am so proud of myself for making this delicious pie. It was the first time that I have ever made a pie. I know, weird. I've made thousands of pie crusts when I worked at the bakery but I've never made a complete pie on my own at home. I am pretty pleased with the results. I wasn't super impressed with the crust recipe that I used but the filling,



Tomorrow we'll have Thanksgiving at my parents' home, since they are moving next month this will be the last holiday in the home that I grew up in. Then we'll head over to my dad's dad's house later in the day for lunch leftovers and to visit since most of that side of the family has either only met William once and some people haven't met him at all. For my parents' meal I'm making

sweet potato casserole


homemade cranberry sauce


dinner rolls


pan-seared brussels sprouts with cranberries and pecans

, and

caramel apple crumble pie

. What are your Thanksgiving plans? What are you cooking??