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Mom's Thanksgiving Feast

Mom's Thanksgiving Feast

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays-

Especially when there are 13 pies waiting for you at home


Thanksgiving is by far the most important holiday of the year for my family. While most would opt for funneling money and travel time towards a longer Christmas, this is the one time of year where we make a point to travel to Allen, Texas to see my parents, their cats, and come together for some incredible food.

My mom is deeply passionate about cooking and completely spoils us especially around the holidays. Thanksgiving is like her Olympics; each year she competes against herself to try to put out a spread that somehow gets more delicious and more creative each year. I'm just lucky enough to be the sous chef and julienne vegetables when needed.

Here's a little look into our Thanksgiving Day (spoiler alert: the leftovers did not last long).

Row 1: Mom's hand towels; Charcuterie board; Cocktail hour appetizer: Dry Rose paired with kabocha squash and caramelized onion toast and homemade ricotta... my mom made her own ricotta guys.

Row 2: Apple Crumble, Smoked Pecan, and Pumpkin Pies furnished by Little Pie Kitchen; table setting.

Row 3: Roasted squash and arugula salad; Roasted brussel sprouts with shallot vinaigrette; Baked orcchiette and roasted cauliflower with fontina and homemade ricotta. 

Row 4: Homemade green bean casserole with friend onions; Sweet potato casserole; A full plate; Mom admiring her handiwork.

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