This was the first Thanksgiving without my Grandma. My only cousin on my mom’s side and his wife hosted us (his mom, my mom, my brother and my husband) for Thanksgiving this year and did a dynamite job. They still had some of the photos we displayed at the funeral up on their buffet and it made me smile the Grandma’s high school picture (the bigger one) and her second wedding day (the smaller one to the right of the big one) were in a prominent place and reminded us that she was still with us.
My mom bought the tablecloth and napkin rings last year and my cousin’s wife reused them this time around! But she upped the ante with the centerpiece. Those silk flowers were GORGEOUS. I don’t know where she found such good ones!
I almost skipped dinner to eat the baked brie. It was magical.
It was such a great combination of food, family, football and late night shopping. I love Thanksgiving!