One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories happened around eight/nine years ago. Our plans had literally changed a couple of days before Thanksgiving, leaving us with nothing to do (I know, how sad)! I don't recall why they changed, but I do remember my mom asking me what we (me, hubby, & kids) were going to do instead. She was encouraging me to just make my own dinner at home. I have never cooked a turkey before so I was hesitant to go that route. She proceeded to tell me how to do it, and said that all we needed were the "basics" for dinner. So the night before Thanksgiving, I was on a mission! I went to the grocery store and bought everything I needed for the next day. I got my turkey, sweet potatoes, pie, appetizers, the works, and just for our family of 3 at the time (plus my mom). I was so excited to make the turkey that I almost forgot to take the "bag" out of it! I remember being really grossed out having to do that! I had to totally psych myself out before sticking my hand in there! But, everything turned out great, the turkey was tender, we had plenty of food, and I just felt like I accomplished something huge at such short notice! You would never have known that there was no time for planning! I think those spontaneous moments are sometimes the best!!!!!
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