A Thanksgiving for 2.

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone.

It has been several years since we have been back home for Thanksgiving. I think it has been about 6+ years. We always miss celebrating with our family, but as students and being 8-hours away we have found it is easier to stay put rather than travel for the short weekend. Although I had to work all day, I still wanted to have a good Thanksgiving with my husband and celebrate the holiday.

Zaxby, the cat.


We started off the day with cinnamon rolls, bacon, and coffee. Of course, I had a little help making the bacon….





Our Thanksgiving entrée was brown sugar and pineapple ham that cooked all day in the crockpot. When I went to the store to buy the ham a few days before the holiday, I realized when the ham got smaller it got more expensive! How does that work? I just laughed about it and told my husband it better be made of gold when I open it.

Because I was at work all day, my husband was in charge of cooking the sides. He made green beans, scalloped potatoes, and garlic bread.

Of course, it’s not a Thanksgiving dinner without desserts! I went ahead and made the desserts the day before. We had homemade cheesecake, mini apple pies, and chocolate pudding pie. For the cheesecake recipe, click here. For the mini apple pie recipes, click here. For the chocolate pie recipe, click here.

“What are you thankful for…”
Julie: my new car we got this year, Zaxby, my husband, friends, family, my job, the ability to get an education, and waking up every morning to a new day.
Thomas: for where I am at in life right now.

Let the Christmas decorating begin!

-The Martin’s Kitchen-



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