Friday, November 18, 2011

Thurs-giving


Last night Jon and I celebrated our 3rd Thurs-giving.


Yep Jon and I are known to make up our own holidays (we celebrated August-mas this year). Next week will mark our 3rd Thanksgiving together. 1 dating, 1 engaged, now we are married. Our 1st Thanksgiving we decided we wanted to celebrate on our own, thus Thurs-giving was born. 

The 1st year we made turkey breasts (instead of a whole turkey) but then started buying a rotisserie chicken. We were laughing last night about how easy the meal was to make and how most people stress so much about making Thanksgiving dinner. 

Our menu included: rotisserie chicken, boxed chicken stuffing (we like it way more than homemade), green bean casserole, homemade garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, and Crescent rolls. I planned on making a pumpkin pie but kind of forgot.


My favorite Thanksgiving dish is green bean cass...French style green beans, cream of mushroom soup and fried onions...mmmmmmm. 


 The pilgrim is going for the No Shave November look (and so is Jon!)


Dinner was wonderful and we talked about the many things we are thankful for.

-Each other and our marriage
-God's love and mercy
-Ernie, he is the light of our lives and makes us so happy
-Our family who is so loving and FUN
-Our health (despite being sick for the past 12 days)
-Both having jobs, especially in such hard times
-Our friends, who are like family
-For me, blogging. I can't thank God enough for giving me the opportunity to do so
-Lots and lots more....

Ernie has recently become obsessed with human food. We went to a Frenchie meetup a couple of months ago and so many owners talked about how obsessed their Frenchies were with food and now we are seeing that with Ernie. The only "human" food Ernie gets is carrots, apples and occasionally peanut butter but he is such a little toot while we are in the kitchen. If there is food on the counter, he will sit and lift his head up to sniff what it is and lick the floors for crumbs. He was definitely jealous of our yummy dinner. 



Do you and your spouse/family/friends have any quirky holiday traditions??

 

17 comments:

Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers said...

Ernie with a pilgrim hat! HA! Sorry we missed Thurs-giving. Next year fo sho!

Liz Taylor said...

Ugh! Ruthie why can't we be neighbors?! Yall are so cute

Erin said...

How fun are you guys! :) This sounds like such a fun night and how awesome that you do it together! Yay for Thurs-giving and for spending time thanking God for just how GOOD He truly is!! :) Oh Ernie...such a sweet, cute little stinker!!

Jen said...

I love this! What a cute tradition!! :-)
Boxed stuffing is definitely the best. Have fun tonight with mallorie and amanda.. I'm super jealous!

Carolyn said...

This is such a cute idea!!! Love it! :)

Kristin said...

Omigosh. I love this idea! We have 8 parents between the 2 of us so holidays are always NUTS and I feel like we have no time with just each other. I may just be copying you....and that menu as well! YUM-O!

Amanda said...

I adore the fact that you guys make up your own holiday! Maybe M and I can start doing that...

Jessi said...

Love it!

Our family Thanksgiving tradition is camping at the beach. We've done it for 17 years now. Unfortunately, since Ben and I moved to Texas this year, we won't be able to join everyone in So Cal :(
I'm a little more than bummed about it. But we were invited to have dinner with some other friends who don't have family here so it should be fun.

kaity said...

I love green bean casserole! that stuff is delicious. we have it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. :]

and I didn't think it was possible, but Ernie is EVEN CUTER with a pilgrim hat. it's just not fair to all of the other dogs in the world.

Amanda said...

awww yum!! i am a huge fan of green bean casserole too! yall are so cute! can't wait to hang out with you guys tonight!! :) i have a surprise for Ernie too!

Claire @ Let's Go On A Living Spree said...

I found your blog through another Claire (navigating north) and I absolutely love your frenchie! I have one too, Sophie, who is 5 years old. She is the smushiest little love nugget. I bet they would be friends :-)

Michelle P said...

Hey I'm a new follower! I have a frenchie too and now I'm hooked on your blog!

dana @ wonder forest said...

i love that you make your own holidays! that food looks delish!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

Heather said...

love this! ruthie, the pics are looking AWESOME! XOXO

Anonymous said...

This isn't a "Thanksgiving Tradition," but a tradition none the less!
For the last 22 years, Matt & I have been firing up the BBQ Grill & cooking out on the first snow fall! Sammy got a kick out of this when she was younger and now she has carried it on with her hubby in MN.!
Continue cherishing your lives together!
M&D Rainey

Claire-Christine said...

Love Thursadymas. SO cute! You guys have so many little holidays together, how fun haha. I like the decorations and I, too, don't get why people stress so much over the food...just feed me! :-)

Val said...

So much fun...the food looks great!

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