What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner or Wherever You’re Headed
“An open home, an open heart,
Here grows a bountiful harvest.” – Judy Hand
By Tammy Seibert
Thanksgiving is officially upon us (just a few short weeks away) and deep breath, you are either hosting it at your home or headed home for the holidays most likely. Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday season.
Soon dear ones – family and cherished friends will gather at the table to rejoice in our bounty of blessings, and with us lift up their hearts in thanksgiving.
Now, all you have to do is figure out what to wear to eat lots of turkey and dressing.
Spending the holiday with your family calls for a casual, but fashion-forward look. Nothing screams Thanksgiving like cozy suede boots, a Chaps snakeskin jean skirt and black blouse with fringe. You can spice up a casual ensemble by adding a statement shoe like these knee-high cinnamon suede boots.
I’m really hard to fit in the calves which is why I love this boot that can be adjusted with a buckle strap to tighten or loosen if you need it.
The most important ingredient is to offer grace for the bounty of goodness, raise the song of harvest home, the glass of good cheer, the heart overflowing with joy. We have so much to be thankful for. Praise the Giver of all Good Gifts.
A Few Traditions at Thanksgiving
- Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
- Create a Gratitude Tree – at our church we have a Thanksliving Bulletin Board to pin our thanksgiving.
- Don’t rush out the day after Thanksgiving to do holiday shopping with the rest of the world. Instead, make a pot of homemade turkey vegetable soup.
- Watch the Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies and start listening to holiday music.
- Go around the table before the prayer and count your blessings one by one.
- Good Cheer – and a never-ending supply of football games.
- Volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen.
- Visit the elderly.
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes
One of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving is Southern Living’s Sweet Potato Casserole. I have been making this one for a while.
Sweet Potato Casserole
6 medium-size sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and 1/2 cup butter; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish. Combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, and 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle mixture over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
A Little Background Music
All of these shorter skirts would be good worn with black tights and tall boots.