Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving Day is here, and for me it is the best day of the year.  Today is a day of fun, watching the Macy’s parade on TV in my jammies, while a Breakfast Casserole bakes in the oven filling the air with a savory aroma of sausage, cheese, onions and eggs.  I do wish that the CBS would go back to showing their Thanksgiving across America parade show that would cover the Chicago parade, the Disney parade, and the one in Hawaii.  I liked seeing all the variety.

Holiday Breakfast Casserole at From My Carolina Home

But, the Macy’s parade is the giant for the day.  Is it just me, or does anyone else get a little bored with all the Broadway numbers at the beginning that they do now?  Seems to me it used to be less commercial.  I’ll be reading a few blogs and answering emails this morning as I am watching too, as making connections with friends is the order of the day.  See my post for Thanksgiving 2014 as I talk about the history of the Macy’s parade and its role in Miracle on 34th Street.  I’ll find time to watch that movie this weekend too.

Then if you want a laugh, Thanksgiving 2016 has a hilarious story about our first Thanksgiving as a married couple.  Sometimes, it is the times that go wrong that make the best memories.

Later, we’ll watch football games while the turkey is cooking.  Here’s my Thanksgiving Tablescape for this year for a gathering on Saturday which will include a spiral sliced ham.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2018 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

For today’s meal, I’m making a sourdough dressing with mushrooms, leeks and bacon to go with our turkey.  We skip the potatoes in favor of dressing and rolls.  I think I’ll do my Roasted Garlic Baked Spinach too. We’ll have jellied cranberry sauce that holds the shape of the can, served in my grandmothers pressed glass dish.  It isn’t Thanksgiving with any other kind, LOL!

As we gather with family and friends this long holiday weekend, I pause this morning to remember all the things I am grateful for – health and family, friends and faithful readers like you, our home in the mountains, food on the table, and time to enjoy it all in safety and security in a free country.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

21 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!!

  1. Monica Kostak

    Happy Thanksgiving ! I’m just starting to read emails and will head into the kitchen for your breakfast bake (minus the mushrooms). And I will need to try out the scones with fruit sometime. Thanks for always sharing. Grateful blessed and thankful for those I subscribe with that share their time and talents ….I don’t always have time to do but enjoy reading and look forward when I do have more time …

  2. Donna Weeks

    Wishing you an abundance of blessings this Thanksgiving. Your thoughtful planning with quilt projects for fire and flood victims and the gift bags for local shelter residents, has brought joy and happiness to strangers. Thankful that your dedication to others and the support of your readers and fellow quilters has made the past year a blessed one. Happy thanksgiving.


    Happy Thanksgiving from frigid (19 F) New Jersey! The warmth of your email started the day. Dinner will be out this evening with hubby. Wishing you a wonderful holiday week-end.

  4. Diane Nickerson

    I am headed into the kitchen to make an apple pie and a pumpkin pie. Our cranberry sauce will be served on an identical pressed glass dish I got from my mom! Happy Thanksgiving to you and many thanks for your wonderful blog!

  5. Linda B

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Carole and all your lovely follower family here also! Supposed to be close to 60 here in St Louis today! All the best, Linda B

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Carole and Everyone! It’s a nippy 11* here in New Hampshire, but the oven is on for homemade rolls and turkey, so we’re plenty warm. So very thankful for so many blessings. Have a lovely day.

  7. Patricia Evans

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband. It was 9 degrees here this morning when I got up. Fortunately, baking the pumpkin pie warmed up the kitchen. I’m thankful for getting to know wonderful quilters like you who share their talents freely with others.

  8. I have spent yesterday and today working on my version of your Autumn Jubilee quilt. I am combining this year’s star with the small leaves and pumpkins from several years back. Took a break to get a small top quilted before dinner. Girl #2 is cooking all the sides and pies, and we are having beef filets instead of turkey this year. I am appreciating the time to be in the sewing room! Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours!

  9. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

    Following your brining instructions, our 13 pound turkey was PERFECT!! Have lots of leftovers for the two of us…..now to figure out turkey leftover recipes. The pumpkin toffee dump cake was really good, but glad hubby was in the house to help with the flipping. Thank you for taking the time to post recipes.

  10. Sue H

    I’m with you, Carole, I miss the parades across America. Absolutely loved the Hawaiian too!! Good for you to give up potatoes in favor of rolls & dressing. I keep telling my diabetic husband that “2 out of 3 ain’t bad”. He says it’s OK since it’s a holiday. This year he won. Usually I win! Lol!

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