This image was posted by my friend Cyndi on FB describing her pre-Thanksgiving panic. And I had the same sinking-gut feeling, too, when I realized that Thanksgiving is NEXT week. Bah! It really couldn't be!
And I had been feeling pretty smug with the whole Thanksgiving meal thing since I had already photographed this "Thanksgiving Feast with Miss Sophie" feature for our local newspaper two weeks ago. These photographs and recipes will be printed this coming Sunday, but since you are my super special friends, you get to peek early. But alas, pretty photos don't equal pretty food on the plates.
Despite the hours of planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning the house for the big meal next week, it will be so worth it. Because when you are surrounded by your loving family and friends, they are what matters most in life. So let's take a big, deep breath and see how we can get through next week with smiles in our hearts and on our faces.
We have so much to be thankful for, don't we?
Here are some great recipes and helpful hints for your upcoming holiday feast: