The First Thanksgiving (at our new place)
Americans trace their Thanksgiving traditions back to the o.g. first Thanksgiving in 1621, where pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered for a harvest-themed, 3-day feast. Great. Love it.
Shawn and I are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, making it our very own “First Thanksgiving”, and my parents, baby sister, best friend from Minnesota and her family, and a few other people are all coming to our 900sqft apartment for a harvest-themed party. Therefore Shawn and I plan on starting some traditions of our own. I would like mine to be that slippers are mandatory and we have a champagne toast before eating. Shawn’s are more along the lines of making steamed broccoli as a healthy side dish. To each their own.
Here are a list of “First” Thanksgiving traditions we plan on starting together:
- making a jumbo turkey breast instead of an entire turkey, we are doing this because it’s also what Ina Garten prefers
- having mussels as a side dish because we love them
- using my Grandparent’s toile china we received as a wedding gift – it’s beautiful and perfect for a family gathering
- going to a museum on Black Friday
- ditching next-day leftovers in favor of lunch at Tavern on the Green instead
- Shawn and I wearing the matching aprons my parents got for us, his reads ‘le chef’ while mine says ‘sous chef’, so everyone knows who the real cook is…