First of all, can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a week from today?! I can hardly believe how fast time has been flying by this fall.
Let's face it, Thanksgiving really doesn't get it's fair share. Once Halloween is over, and sadly sometimes even before that, Christmas can be found everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I love all holidays and like each of them to get their time in the spotlight.
Thanksgiving should be a time to enjoy great food with family and friends, to reflect on all we are grateful for, and of course to eat pumpkin treats. It's a shame to see stores opening on Thanksgiving night to take advantage of even earlier Black Friday mayhem.
Respect the Bird is a fun movement in honor of Thanksgiving that is being sponsored by AllRecipes.com (a favorite site of mine, I can always find great recipes for all holidays there). You can pledge to "take back Thanksgiving" by promising to enjoy the holiday and not do Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving, and they are even having a Kitchen Aid stand mixer giveaway! Wouldn't that be fun to win for your holiday feasts?
So, are you going to focus on enjoying Thanksgiving this year (and every year)? Take the pledge and help spread the word! What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Do you have special Thanksgiving traditions?