|belt||–||New York and Company|
|boot socks||–||Rosegal (c/o)|
|ring||–||Kate Spade (current version)|
|lip||–||Burts Bees (tinted lip balm in Rose)|
|nails||–||Vinylux (Scarlet Letter)|
As I get older I find myself enjoying Thanksgiving more and more. Delicious food. Football. The MST3K Turkey Day Marathon. Low expectations. What’s not to like?
My Thanksgiving traditions are simple and straightforward. I spend the day with family watching football and Mystery Science Theater, and I help in the kitchen. My mother and father-in-law graciously host Thanksgiving most years, so I try to assist in peeling potatoes, taste-testing gravy, and chopping veggies whenever I can.
There are three dishes I can be counted on to make every year: classic green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and bourbon pecan pie. The pie is the most recent addition to the line up–I’ve only been making it for the last three years. I discovered the recipe via watching the Good Eats Thanksgiving special several years ago–I’m a huge fan of Good Eats. Just think about it: bourbon. pecan. pie. How could you go wrong? It was a hit the first year I gave it a go, so I’ve been making it ever since. This year’s incarnation sadly fell a bit in the middle. I tried adding in just a bit more bourbon to the recipe, and I think the extra liquid in the pie made it need increased baking time. Something to note for next year.
Since I like to spend Thanksgiving relaxing with the family, I like to keep my fashion choices simple. Thanksgiving is about spending time with family, not spending time in front of the mirror. For that reason, I keep my makeup and hair styling minimal, and my clothing comfy and functional. These boot socks are a nice addition to the overall look that will keep me nice and warm throughout the day. This dress is mercifully loose, so after dinner all I’ll need to do is loosen up my belt a bit to be perfectly comfortable.
What are your Thanksgiving plans? Do you make any special dishes? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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