I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous time with family and friends as you stuff yourself full of turkey, rolls, yams, and a plethora of other yummy things Thanksgiving brings!
For me, Thanksgiving is really a time to celebrate and remember the traditions you have created over the years…or laughing about times when traditions go haywire. And for me, most of those fun stories are about Thanksgiving food. Check out the rest of this blog for one of my favorite Thanksgiving memories and fabulous inspiration for your Thanksgiving dinner layouts.
Storytime…I was living in London, and it was my first Thanksgiving without the fam. My other American flatmate and I decided to host a Thanksgiving for over 30 people, and then realized that turkeys in England are a little hard to come by in November! When we finally found one, carried it home on the bus, and got it into our kitchen, we made another discovery—our British oven was a bit on the wee side, and our bird wouldn’t fit! Lucky for us we knew some people that lived about ¾ of a mile away that did have a large enough oven. Unlucky for us, we did not have a car. But what won’t you do for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner? Needless to say, we dressed the bird, wrapped it in tin foil, rode the bus down to the other flat, put it in for 4 hours, and then went back to fetch it. That’s when the real fun began. I don’t know if you have ever tried to carry a 24lb bird, fully cooked with stuffing and boiling juice inside, for ¾ of a mile, but it is an adventure. We couldn’t take the bus because it was too bumpy, so my flatmate and I carried it all the way home! It was the most well-deserved and best-tasting turkey I have ever had!
Take a break from cooking and let creativity trump your turkey coma with these fun Thanksgiving food-inspired layouts!
Take behind-the-scenes photos and a close-up of the finished product to showcase your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner.
Do you have recipes passed down from your grandmother and mom–family secrets whipped up on Thanksgiving day? Preserve their handwriting and memories by scanning recipe cards and featuring them on your layout.
Create fun accents for your layout that help emphasize your scrumptious Thanksgiving food! Create a fun pumpkin or make turkeys out of your child’s hand prints.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving and remember all the little and big things that you have to be thankful for! Check out Creating Keepsakes’ Nov/Dec 2012 issue for more fun ideas to preserve your Thanksgiving memories.