Thanksgiving Recap

I hope all my American friends are recovered from overeating on Thanksgiving! I sure know I ate way too much… and don’t regret any of it! πŸ™‚ I wanted to check in with everyone and share my holiday with you!

As many of you know, I come from a big Greek family so normally holidays are huge for us. We spend Christmas and Easter with all our relatives, so the past couple years we’ve started a new tradition for Thanksgiving. We just have it with my immediate family at my parents house and it’s perfect! My sweet mom feels that I miss out (with food) at all the other holidays since we go to our relatives houses and I bring my own food with me, so she insists that her and I make a completely gluten free Thanksgiving.

This year, in honor of my wedding my mom has pulled out all of her fine china, silver and crystal. She’s been married 34 years and has never opened the boxes! Since she is giving them all to me, it’s been so much fun opening everything together. We decided to use them for Thanksgiving and it was so special!

holiday table setting idea

Our table setting

table setting idea

This year we made our traditional Thanksgiving favorites with a couple new recipes. I took pictures of everything! I forgot to photograph the cranberry sauce, but we made my Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce.


The turkey was made in a roaster and it was so moist and delicious! I highly recommend using a roaster!

mashed potatoes

The garlic basil mashedΒ potato is always a big hit!

stuffing and yams

gluten free stuffing and Yams. (The yams are a new recipe that I will be posting soon!)

green beans

Green beans with carrots, celery and onions (I’ll post this recipe too).


Cucumber Tomato Salad

I forgot to take pictures of our dessert, I think I was too eager to eat them!! I made my pumpkin pecan trifle and an apple crisp

We had such a great day, just spending time together. It was so nice to have my brother around since we don’t get to see him often, he travels a lot (too much!) for work.

I have a confession to make, I bought a selfie stick (for the Bahamas) and I busted it out on Thanksgiving!


I’m so thankful for this amazing group! We always called my family the “Core Four”, but Erik says now we are the “Fab Five”! πŸ™‚

e&k thanksgiving

Next Thanksgiving I’ll be his wife! πŸ™‚ He couldn’t take the selfie stick serious!


My dad was all about the selfie stick!


My mom couldn’t take it serious either!

I’m so blessed to call them family and Erik my future husband! We had such a wonderful day and it was an added bonus that everything was gluten free, so I could eat freely (and let me tell you, I did!!) and not worry about getting sick!

I hope you all had a blessed holiday! I would love to hear your family traditions!


    • msmodify says:

      I know, knowing it’s my mom’s china makes it even more meaningful. How special you have your grandmas! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving also! πŸ™‚

  1. Melodie K says:

    Your “new” china is beautiful ~ mothers never stop giving, do they? Your photos of food and the Fab Five are beautiful, too! πŸ™‚ Yep, it’s a blessing to be with those you love.

    • msmodify says:

      Thank you! Yes, I agree mothers never stop giving! I hope one day to pass that on to my children as well! I hope you had a blessed holiday! πŸ™‚

  2. Torry @ A World Without Wheat says:

    That is so amazing that your family did a whole GF Thanksgiving. Mine did the same other then my dad made his old traditional stuffing. It is so nice when family cares so much about us that they are willing to make sure we can eat a meal.

    Next Thanksgiving I am going to be a wife too – it is so exciting to think about!!

    • msmodify says:

      We are both blessed for having a family that wants us to have a worry free and enjoyable holiday! Congrats on getting married!! πŸ™‚

    • msmodify says:

      I can’t believe that was the first time my parents ate off their china and they’ve been married 34 years! It was very special! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well!

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