So in case you don't remember, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of all time. I love it.
|I made a cranberry-caramel upside-down cake.|
The whole idea behind Thanksgiving is simply being thankful for what you already have. You're not begging/hoping/praying your parents will buy you a new iPhone. You're not freaking out about what to buy your sister because you've bought her grippy "alligator" socks every year since you were 4 years old.
Everyone comes together just to be together.
This is especially awesome for me because my family was actually all together (well, sans my brother-in-law, which totally sucks because I thought of an amazing pie to make this year and he totally would have loved it).
|I freaking love cranberries!|
About six weeks ago I didn't even think I'd be coming home for Thanksgiving and then I turn up baking tons of pies. I love having an excuse to make pies.
We had Thanksgiving at my brothers' house in the Dallas area.
|I even modified it to make it all non-dairy.|
Unfortunately, it took six hours to get from Austin to Lake Dallas. I can usually make that trip in four hours. We literally were going somewhere between 0 and 30 mph for a good hour and a half. All because a stupid 18-wheeler broke down in the middle of the highway.
I can't even count the number of times I called people some seriously bad names. They all deserved it though, I promise.
|It's not exactly pretty, but it's super tasty.|
But it went off without a hitch. We had yummy food that my sister-in-law cooked. I managed to make all but one of our desserts non-dairy so my sister could still eat them despite her new (annoying) dairy allergy.
I'm thankful for all the opportunities in my life, especially the ones where I get to get my family altogether for some food and fun.