Initially I wasn’t all that excited to be responsible for my family’s Thanksgiving meal.
I was bummed that we wouldn’t be spending the day with extended family, but was still looking forward to the day. I could spend the day with my husband and children and also see a little more family for a small part of the day. I have much to be thankful for and still had a happy attitude thinking about Thanksgiving.
But the meal…that felt a bit like a drag. I think of making meals for my family as a way to serve and a part of that makes me happy. But I also think meal planning can feel never-ending and I don’t typically look for ways to spend extra time in the kitchen.
Thanksgiving dinner initially seemed like an extra chore. Spending more time on a big meal…including items I have never prepared in the past.
Once I got going with my planning and prep, my attitude completely changed. I realized that I could find joy in deciding what to serve. I could find extra ways to make the day and the meal special. No time to go into the meal plan and all that…but I did decide it would be fun to spend some extra time on our table. Why not make it a bit more festive?!
We don’t host big holiday meals and so I thought it would be fun to make the table more special. I think my girls will enjoy that.
So it’s the day before Thanksgiving and I decided to quick make some placecards for our dinner tomorrow. I also created a few that I want to share with you. You can print off the free Thanksgiving Placecards PDF here and then write your family’s names on the cards if you choose to.
Sorry they are not editable right now as I just had a little time to spare this afternoon and wasn’t able to make them editable today. Maybe at a later date.
Print: Free Thanksgiving Placecards
Now…I made my first pecan pie this morning. Am I allowed to try it today to see if it’s tasty? Or do I have to wait until tomorrow?