with thanksgiving approaching next week, we wanted to share this darling graphic our sponsor sweetgreen put together around food and the first thanksgiving. it’s so interesting to see! (you can click on the graphic to see it bigger.) i had no idea a turkey can run faster than a person? and yes, i totally had to go youtube some turkey running videos after reading that stat. and yes, those turkey running videos on youtube are…. interesting (and not worth your time, really.)
besides the race stat, it’s fun to see what everyone likes to eat on thanksgiving. we do all the traditional stuff at our house like turkey, stuffing (and we are kind of obsessed with stovetop!), mashed potatoes and yams, and a few vegetable dishes and casseroles, too. but our biggest tradition dish is josh’s raspberry-applesauce-jello that his mom made growing up which is a “secret” recipe that he loves to make each thanksgiving. he’s never missed a year, even when living abroad!
since we are a newer family unit, it’s been fun to bring old traditions from our upbringing and make new traditions together around the holidays the last 6 years of our marriage. besides eating our big thanksgiving meal together, we love to take a family walk on thanksgiving and talk about the things we are thankful for. those sorts of conversations are always my favorite because they give us time to reflect as a family on our blessings and each other. thinking to thank is something we both were taught growing up and want to be sure to instill in our children and home. now with kids in the mix, it will be fun to see what other traditions evolve around thanksgiving as they grow older and our family expands. what are some of your favorite family traditions around thanksgiving?
and best of luck prepping your thanksgiving day meal!