Tradition! Tradition!

Next week marks an important time for my family. Thanksgiving.

It’s our big holiday, filled with traditions.

We got to Myrtle Beach.

(There was a legitimate reason for this back in the day. That day was over 20 years ago. Now we just go because it’s tradition and so much fun.)

We eat a ton of food.

As is only fitting on Thanksgiving.

Sometimes a movie is involved, or bowling, or mini-golf, depending on the weather. The great thing about Myrtle Beach at Thanksgiving is that it’s almost deserted. Houses are cheaper to rent. Plus, it’s the beach.

And often times, November in South means beautiful weather.

The adults like to do an oyster roast one night, too. (me? ew, looks like a giant booger.)

When the Carolina-Clemson game moved to Thanksgiving Saturday a few years ago, that became a part of our tradition, too.

Game nights are every night.

Then came the brilliant idea to have a cookie-off. I derived this idea from a friend’s family that was steeped in tradition. They would spend hours making a ton of different types of cookies and then compile boxes of mixed cookies for friends, family, teachers, etc.

(I also completely love their tradition of watching a different Christmas movie every Sunday night after Thanksgiving until Dec. 25. I replicated in college for a while and may again try to start up the tradition. Anyone want to join me?)

It seemed like the perfect addition to our Thanksgiving Beach tradition.

It is.

Unfortunately, for me, this is the year that I was introduced to Pinterest. And so now, I cannot pinpoint exactly what delicious type of cookie I want to make. There are just so many.

I also can’t quite fully decide what type of gameday and Thanksgiving foods I want to make for this wonderful weekend.

So I implore you: What type of cookie should I make? 

Here a few that I’ve pinned lately for consideration:

What’s your favorite traditions? No, seriously, I like to steal these. 

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9 Responses to “Tradition! Tradition!”
  1. Lindseyriddick says:

    flutternutter, pumpkin molasses, or smote all sound delicious! All the choices sound delicious- whatever you decide: please send me some!

    • Liz says:

      I’m sure there will be enough for my mom/Nita to bring back for you all. :) Thanks for the recs. I’ll let you know what I decide.

  2. Meg says:

    I vote red velvet! Do I get a vote?:)

  3. Clare says:

    Peanut butter cookies because I’m a sucker for them!!!
    Your Thanksgiving looks like so much fun! You’re going to inspire me to write my own post about Thanksgiving traditions :) But after Thanksgiving so I can take pictures like a good blogger!

    • Liz says:

      I look forward to reading that post! I still haven’t exactly decided which ones to make. Pinterest is killing me with ideas. I’ll post pictures of all that later. And hopefully it will give me ideas for Jess’ party coming up!

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