‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Reveals How She Spent Thanksgiving

“The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond took a moment to share how Thanksgiving was on the Drummond ranch. In her latest blog post, she gave a rundown of the holiday. Here’s what Drummond did—and didn’t do—on turkey day.

Ree Drummond said she had a relaxing Thanksgiving

Savannah Guthrie and The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Savannah Guthrie and The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Although most people hosting Thanksgiving dinner would say it’s super stressful, this wasn’t the case for Drummond (she is a Food Network star, after all). Here’s what she told her blog readers about the day:

We had a good Thanksgiving. It was Ladd, me, our four kids, and two extras. And I can’t remember the last time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for eight people (well, and six dogs, obviously.) It was so relaxing and so enjoyable, and while I will always prefer to have the larger, whole family together on Thanksgiving, it was nice to breathe and chill a bit.

Ree Drummond said her Thanksgiving might have been a little too relaxing

Drummond said she was pretty “chill” on the big holiday. She was so relaxed, she was ready to serve the food before the guests even arrived. “The only problem is, it was so relaxing that I was pretty much ready to serve the meal an hour before we had planned to serve the meal, and we were still waiting on our eighth guest to arrive. But I was so chill that I didn’t care! I was so chill, I took a nap while I was stirring gravy! I was so chill, I carved the turkey while I was taking a shower!” Drummond joked.

Drummond later revealed she didn’t carve the turkey. Instead, she let her husband do the dirty work. “I really didn’t carve the turkey at all. Ladd did. I started to carve the turkey, but as soon as I made the first cut, I said ‘Okay, I’m bored, I don’t want to do this,’ and I handed Ladd the knife. I do that a lot. [I] say, ‘Okay, I’m bored. I don’t want to do this.’ Poor Ladd has to ride my waves,” wrote Drummond.

How Ree Drummond prepares for Christmas

Drummond takes the holidays seriously. In the winter 2019 issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, she spoke about some of the strict rules she follows for Christmas trees. These days, it seems like Christmas decorations are going up earlier and earlier. Many people go straight from Halloween to Christmas and forget all about Thanksgiving. It’s not unusual to start seeing Christmas trees in people’s windows during the first week of November. However, Drummond doesn’t agree with rushing into the Christmas holiday. She tells her readers she believes a Christmas tree shouldn’t be put up too early:

A Christmas tree shouldn’t go up until at least the second week of December. I’ve never understood my friends and family members who set up their trees the day after (or, egads, the day of!) Thanksgiving. You have to at least get past December 1, guys! I’ve been known to push it to December 17 or 18—and I’m always proud to be the last one on the block to have my tree up. (Never mind that we don’t live on a block.)

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