This was the first Thanksgiving where I've actually made the entire meal from scratch without the instruction of my mother or mother-in-law and it turned out wonderfully. Our family friends, the Shafer's, hosted the holiday for us at their home and Ashley and I teamed up to try lots of new recipes. So for future reference next year or even to repeat a few for Christmas dinner here they are. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures, but I've included the links to the source of the recipes so you can see them in all their photographic glory there. Mmmm, looking forward to eating all of our leftovers for dinner tonight!
I found some great Thanksgiving crafts at MarthaStewart.com. We ended up making these cute pilgrim ships as name place cards. They were actually kind of difficult, even for us adults, but they turned out really cute.