Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. My celebration this year was on the smaller side. We have had to cut it down the last couple of years because my dogs don’t behave well with so many people in the house. We were a total of 12 this year and it seemed to work out fine. We visited, ate well, and watched the New York Jets get their butts kicked by the NE Patriots!
The food was great. My most recent Cravebox was full of things for Thanksgiving and believe me I used them yesterday. Every year I like to try something new as a side dish. My dish this year was mashed cauliflower. I was surprised – it wasn’t bad. I am told I should substitute this for mashed potatoes to save on carbs, I might have to start doing that.
Black Friday officially started yesterday at 8 pm. I find that Christmas is creeping up the calendar every year. While I love Christmas and the holiday season as much as the next person, I don’t like having it shoved in my face the day after Halloween. For that and other reasons, I never do Black Friday – especially when it now starts on Thanksgiving. What used to be a holiday where you celebrated family and were thankful for what you had – you are now gobbling down your meal so you can be in line when the stores open at 8. The whole idea of that just bothers me. Christmas isn’t Christmas anymore.
OK – I will get down of the soapbox. I may protest Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean I am going to give up on Christmas… Instead of shopping, I decided to create. I made a FB cover to celebrate Christmas – I liked it enough to turn it into a FB quick page. There are two in the file one with “From My Family to Yours” and one without! I hope you like it – enjoy the rest of your weekend! Download file here