I can’t believe it’s already holiday season again, but I am reminded that winter is coming every time I go outside and am greeted with a blast of frigid air (I’m not a winter person). The only thing that gets me through the cold and depressing weather is getting to spend more time with family and friends during the holidays. Call me crazy, but I love planning and making Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. I get lots (most) of my inspiration via Pinterest. Until I started getting involved with cooking, my family had used the same recipes for several years and we always had the same dishes every Thanksgiving. The first year I was in charge of the meal, I still wanted to have the traditional sides but make them in a healthy way. My family was reluctant to put me in charge again the following year. I’ve since learned that by taking the time to create completely home-made dishes, you can still make them healthier than the traditional recipes that use pre-made or processed ingredients without being a health-nut (For the record, I enjoy being a health nut but it doesn’t usually please a crowd). I wanted to share with you what I have on the menu for my family’s Thanksgiving Dinner this year.