Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Thanksgiving Questionnaire

In honor of Thanksgiving (tomorrow), I decided to partake in a Thanksgiving Questionnaire that both Jenn and Biana posted within the last week. Enjoy.

Favorite part of the Thanksgiving Day meal.
Easy...pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie, but I rarely get to have it. I love spending time with my family and friends eating a big delicious meal and catching up, but I savor the time when pumpkin pie and a nice big dollop of whipped cream is served. It is even better with homemade whipped cream.

Favorite side(s)
I love mashed potatoes and gravy. It is another thing that I rarely eat unless I am at a steakhouse and then I don't get the gravy on it. I could drink the gravy, it is that good. Yes, that is gross, but gravy is soooo good.

I also love stuffing if it is done right. I don't like stuffing that has been cooked in turkey since it is all mushy. But if you make the stuffing and bake it in its own dish, it is really good. I love the crispy top and it is even better with gravy.

Have you hosted before?
No I have not. I have hosted Christmas dinner plenty of times, but never had an oven big enough for a turkey and the sides. But now that my kitchen is almost complete, game on...for another year. We are hosting Christmas dinner though.

Favorite decor for Thanksgiving.
I love all of the Fall decorations. I keep it simple with my pumpkins, a cornucopia, a festive table cloth, Fall candles and thankful signs. Unfortunately, this year, I don't have much up since kitchen renovations.

Tree up before or after Thanksgiving (if you celebrate).
We put ours up a few days after because it is a tradition to cut down our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. While a bunch of people are fighting over Black Friday deals, we are knee deep in snow finding the perfect Christmas tree. And then by Saturday, I have the tree and all the Christmas decorations up.

Gravy or no gravy?
Ummm give me all the gravy!

Smooth or chunky cranberry sauce.
I used to love the smooth sauce, but now that my sister makes a mean chunky one, I prefer that one.

Pumpkin pie or another.
As I said in the first question, bring on the pumpkin pie. It is the best pie....during the Fall.

Biggest thing you're thankful for this year.
Having a happy, healthy and beautiful family. I am so thankful that we are all healthy as I have had several friends that have recently had cancer diagnosis or another major health related issue. I hope they all have speedy and healthy recoveries.

What are you looking forward to this holiday season? What is your favorite thing(s) about Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving 2014 and 2015
If you partake in this questionnaire, please let me know. I would love to read all of your responses.


  1. So fun! I love reading what other's favorite things and traditions. I'm an apple pie girl! This will be our 8th year hosting Thanksgiving. It's so much fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Mashed potatoes & gravy is my favorite of all time! I can never have too much of it. ;) Enjoy your family time this week!

  3. You are like me with the stuffing. Give me the county kind, not the mushy stuff! haha So glad that you participated in the survey, too! Hoping you have a happy thanksgiving (and sending lots of healthy thoughts and prayers to your friends battling illnesses!)

  4. Yes, give me all the gravy too! And mashed potatoes, and stuffing! I can't wait to eat! LOL!! We will be chopping our tree down Friday too, I hope you guys have a blast! Have a Happy Thanksgiving Danielle!

  5. I too love Pumpkin Pie and only have it on Thanksgiving. Homemade whipped cream is hands down the best thing ever!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Gravy is one of the best parts of turkey day! Being a true Louisiana family, we have rice and gravy instead of mashed potatoes. So ready to eat tomorrow! Enjoy your time with your sweet family!

  7. I love this post! And girl, I'm right there with you about the pumpkin pie. You know how pumpkin obsessed I am, and pumpkin pie is the mother of all pumpkin treats! I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. This is so fun and yes to it all! Hope y'all have a great Thanksgiving!

  9. I love gravy too! I put it on almost everything on my plate, haha! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    1. Me too. It is the best and I don't eat it often...mostly on Thanksgiving.

  10. Pumpkin pie is the only thing I can make. I'm making an extra one 'just because ' ;)
    Happy Thanksgiving