Springsgiving!!!!!!!!!

Jacob and I both love Thanksgiving. A lot. So much so that we decided that only one Thanksgiving a year was not enough. Hence, the birth of Springsgiving. While Thanksgiving is traditionally spent with your family, Springsgiving is about spending time with your good friends (and my parents and Jacob’s mom) and eating some delicious food.

We go all out for this holiday. We bought a 20 lb turkey, 10 lbs of potatoes, 5 lbs of sweet potatoes, 3 boxes of butter and a partridge in a pear tree. Wait, wrong holiday, no partridge:) We originally planned on having dinner inside on our new Farm Table, but then our guest list grew and along with some absolutely gorgeous weather, we decided to have it outside in the backyard. We also thought we could pretend we were real pilgrims that way, lol.

We set two tables end to end in the backyard to make a really long table. I found some table cloths on sale as well as some nice chargers for my place settings.

This is how the place settings were set up.
This is how the place settings were arranged.

I will post all the recipes for everything we made as the week goes on but here is a quick rundown of all the goodies we had:

The turkey of course. So good.
The turkey, packed full of stuffing of course. So good.
Got to have mashed potatoes to go with Springsiving.
Got to have mashed potatoes to go with Springsiving.
Cornbread casserole. Or as they have been affectionately referred to in the past, corn brownies.
Cornbread casserole. Or as they have been affectionately referred to in the past, corn brownies.
Sweet potato casserole with candied pecan and marshmallow topping.
Sweet potato casserole with candied pecan and marshmallow topping.

We didn’t fix anything green so I had my mom bring a green bean casserole. It was also really good and was home-made without using an over-processed can of cream of mushroom soup. I will have to get the recipe from her so that I can share with all of you too.

As our guests arrived and trickled into the backyard they were greeted with a sign made by the kids for the special occasion that said, “Welcome to Springsgiving!” See, the whole family gets excited for this holiday.

Happy Springsgiving

We all took our seats and prepared to feast.

Trying to get all the food on the table took a little directing:)
Trying to get all the food on the table took a little directing:)
It's almost time....
It’s almost time….
Dig in!!
Dig in!!  Look at Megan, so photogenic.

Springsgiving was a great success. This is our second year of having it and it will continue to be a tradition in years to come. We had great food and great times with our friends. As sometimes happens, life gets in the way and I forget to take pictures of all our friends that were there and only got one with my photogenic friend Megan.

Megan is one of the blogs biggest fans and this is her second appearance on the blog, the first was our Valentines Day Wine Trail trip.
Megan is one of the blogs biggest fans and this is her second appearance on the blog, the first was our Valentines Day Wine Trail trip.

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I’ll try to do better next year about taking pictures but I’m not making any promises. Keep checking the blog out this week for the recipes to create your own Springsgiving. SPOILER ALERT- there is a lot of butter involved!

 

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