It's Gobble Day -- the gateway to an entire season of gobbling. Heat up the oven, 'cuz it's time to bake!
For my family, Thanksgiving is something we look forward to all year long. One humongous table and one humongous feast -- followed by one lazy evening of watching crazy ski movies (we're not the only family with quirky traditions, I hope!).
Our Thanksgiving feast has one distinct difference from most, though.
We don't have a kids table.
Sigh ... I know ... There's probably a law against that somewhere.
Although I have super fond memories of sitting at the kids table with my sisters and cousins when I was a pup, we choose instead to have everyone at one long table together these days.
Granted, the younger folks sit at one end and it graduates to the far end, where Grandpa Jim gets the "king bee" chair of honor...but it is still most righteously one continuous table.
Well, long table or not, Thanksgiving usually involves some great eats and treats -- and after that we traipse off into the holiday season full tilt, one elfin shoe in front of the other.
Let me be the first to give you a nudge into North Pole mode with a few of my favorite things, which do not include schnitzel with noodles. Nope, for me it's all about the goodies -- like the awesome Fudge Crinkles featured here that just happen to be gluten free.
Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays really do share goodies as their common denominator.
Enjoy your feast today, and buckle your seat belt, 'cuz we've just opened the Pandora's box of holiday food fests!
Office parties and family potlucks are just around the corner. Gear up with some of the best easy treats of the season!