Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to be thankful and be with family…

but for many, between hectic lives and families being spread out over multiple states, that isn’t always possible.

For me, add to that, that Thanksgiving is just a few days after the anniversary of my father’s death, and Thanksgiving (and Christmas) are a very difficult time.

This year, we started out with a Plan A, and somehow, ended up on Plan D! Lol

Plan C was to quietly hide at home, leisurely cook a tiny turkey and a few sides and then watch all the Daniel Craig – James Bond movies that I’ve never seen.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Lol

But a friend had a crisis, which lead us all to Plan D instead. I’m sorry that the crisis happened but I’m Thankful that Plan D happened!

Plan D included taking Thanksgiving dinner to a friend’s house and having dinner with them.

As a result, Thanksgiving 2021 will live in my memories as one of the best Thanksgivings ever!

We had 2 small Turkeys, stuffing, stuffing wreath, butternut squash, sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows on top, mashed potatoes (cooked in milk instead of water), salad, jellied cranberry sauce, homemade whole-cranberry  sauce, chocolates, pumpkin pie, brownies and tiny chocolate chip cookies! Plus delicious espressos!

Carving the Turkeys
Yummy dinner selfie
Yay friends!
Desserts: Chocolates, brownies, tiny chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin pie
“Cocktail Ice”!
I froze cranberries and lemon slices into ice cubes for my friend to use in her sparkling water and named it Cocktail Ice!
She loved it!

The food was delicious and the company was hilarious.


Together, we turned a very stressful week into a fun holiday party for 4!!

I hope that whatever plan you ended up on, you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Published by sharietomlinson

I’m Sharie. Owner of Butterfly Bunny Studio. Mixed Media Watercolor Artist, Bunny & Disney Lover, Gardener, Proud Mother to Josh, Bunny Momma to Princess Buttercup Bunny and Wifey to Jason. I am located in Columbia, Md but I’m a Harford County girl at heart! You can find me on Etsy at and on Instagram at @notjoshsmom Email me at

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