This was the first year I’ve hosted Thanksgiving for our family. I wanted to create new family traditions and memories so when I saw the idea of Thanksgiving Biscuits, I was sold quickly! Thanksgiving Biscuits are an easy project. Just take your normal biscuit recipe, form patties and then tear them in half. Then, write down Thanksgiving conversation starters.
I had three: “This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for ….”, “The experience I am most thankful for this year….”. and “The person I am the most thankful for is….”. Fold the conversation starters up, accordion style, and fully enclose it in foil.
Pop the conversation packets into the middle of the biscuits and bake as normal. We had a wonderful time going around and answering our questions.
The next (new!) Faiola Renoud family tradition is the Thankful Table(cloth). I purchased a new white tablecloth and a brand new set of rainbow colored Sharpies.
Everyone who attended Thanksgiving wrote what they were thankful for and dated it. We will pull that tablecloth out for every Thanksgiving and add to it until it’s a beautifully graffitied, colorful work of family memories.
We finished the Thanksgiving weekend by watching something very exciting. My husband, Chris, finished his first Marathon. My sister in law Cheriss finished a Marathon on Sept. 25 and we were all there to cheer her on. A few weeks later, Chris, rather out of the blue, said, “I think I want to run a Marathon!” and poof, he was off! He did a 9 mile training run, then a 16 and then two 20 milers and voila, Marathon ready! Chris finished the Seattle Marathon today in 4:20.
It was raining the entire time and the wind was blowing so hard that the rain drops were going sideways. It was quite the epic day. We are all proud of him for finishing and for finishing in the time he had planned to run it in.
The four day weekend went exceedingly fast! Grandma and Grandpa were so happy to help with Jamisen that they took him for two whole nights so Chris and I could sleep the entire night. I woke up to feed Jamisen naturally, anyways. Go figure.
I feel so thankful for our amazing weekend and could not ask for more quality time with people that I love, respect and admire.