Before the big day gets here, I wanted to share a few favorite recipes for anyone interested in some last minute menu ideas.  We're having Thanksgiving lunch/dinner (and 2nd dinner) at our house this year so we started the cooking and baking early this morning!  Since this is the first year that we are actually hosting Thanksgiving, we're hoping to create a few new traditions...  like Dad outside frying up the turkey in his beloved turkey fryer!  

We are in need of artwork and pictures around the house right now so I decided to make a menu from some old kraft paper we had left over from our yard sale and some twine that I found in my gift wrapping container.  I absolutely love the way it turned out! 

Juliet loves to help me in the kitchen right now, which is perfect timing... She pulls the stool up to the edge of the counter and immediately needs a spoon.  It was so much fun involving her in our old Thanksgiving Day tradition of making cinnamon honey butter.  I usually make a bunch to hand out to a few friends and neighbors before Thanksgiving.  This year we made it in time to walk down the street and give a few jars out to our closest neighbors.  It's soooo yummy and super easy!
(This recipe only makes enough for 1 jar.)

1 cup of butter, softened
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp. of cinnamon

Thanksgiving morning is always spent in front of the TV watching the parade so I wanted to find something quick, easy, and festive to make for breakfast.  This recipe could NOT be simpler... 
it's only 2 ingredients.  

1 can of pumpkin
1 box of yellow cake mix
Mix together
Pour into grease muffin tin
Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins
Sprinkle with powdered sugar (not optional)

Besides all this goodness, we're excited about turning on Christmas Vacation tomorrow night and putting up the tree!  Then come FRIDAY the countdown is over!  A Year in the Life will finally be on Netflix and I've invited a few Gilmore Girl fans to come over to the house, (preferably in pajamas), and have a watch party while eating our weight in Pop-Tarts, "the devil's starchy fingers", and day-old Chinese food.  Then Joey and I will probably find some childish way to destroy all of our pumpkins from Fall and start hanging Christmas lights on the house.  'Tis the season! 
       We hope you all have a wonder-full, fun day tomorrow with friends and family!