This year has flown by, and I am still in disbelief that tomorrow is Thanksgiving!
The holidays can be a stressful time…pressure to cook the perfect Thanksgiving meal, invitations to the whole family, making sure not to leave anyone out, ugh and then what if you forgot something, all while being the perfect host?! No pressure.
This year my husband and I have decided to ditch the traditional Thanksgiving in lieu of something that felt more like us.
We are hosting Thanksgiving, 6 people in our tiny beachside bungalow…maybe we should rethink hosting? (wink) j/k. We are thrilled to be hosting our families at our home for our second Thanksgiving as a married couple.
We decided to host Thanksgiving last year, while sitting in an empty hotel bar last Thanksgiving. (never again)
Thanksgiving is a time to be together with family, and loved ones. Life is very short so we try to cherish every holiday with our families and friends.
This Thanksgiving we will be spending the day at the beach, not a slave to the kitchen.
We have decided to make our own traditions as Husband and Wife.
We will be cooking turkey -- hello crock pot! -- sweet potato fries, gluten free stuffing, sautéed Brussels sprouts, and a large salad. Serving up a gluten free dairy free pumpkin bread for dessert!
The whole meal will be gluten free, dairy free and will include lots of greens! No food coma over here!
Typically the holidays are all about food, and someone is usually chained to the kitchen all day, missing out on valuable time with family and friends.
We are rethinking the holidays, and reassigning our priorities this Thanksgiving. Family over everything.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and soak up this time with loved ones!!
Jennifer and the Lean and Green Body Team