I have been thinking for a while about what I wanted to write as it got closer to Thanksgiving and this morning something popped into my head that I decided to go with. Instead of writing a post where “I” do all the talking… how about you tell me what your family does for Thanksgiving. You can leave your comments below, and if you read my blog posts through your email…the post where the title is in blue? You can just click on the title with your mouse, and it will bring you directly to my website so you can see all the comments below the post…and leave one yourself if you like. If you chose to leave an email instead of coming to my website, I’ll transfer them to the bottom of this post…
This will be fun for everyone to see how others do things… what traditions they follow, what recipes they use, how far in advance they plan their menu, how they set their tables, if they play any games, if you do it at “Mom’s” house or do your rotate where it is each year…and more… Inquiring minds want to know!!!
I know many of you will be cooking today, as I will be, but I’m still hoping you find a few minutes to let me know how you make your Thanksgiving Day “special!”
We are having Thanksgiving Dinner at our house… and will (hopefully) eat around 1:00 a.m. It will be my hubby and me, our son Kristoffer, my mom, Sara, and her parents ( our dear friends from Columbia, South America). Rebecca will be missed at our table this year as she’s up north at her boyfriend’s Naval Graduation. (Oh, and of course, Reuben will get a paper plate on the floor with what my hubby thinks he’ll like!)
We are having a lot of food for only 7 people… Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, parkerhouse rolls, corn casserole, 7 layer salad, broccoli/cauliflower salad, sweet potato souffle, and Kristoffer is making his stuffing, a green bean casserole and a made from scratch cheeseball. I am making a 4 layer Chocolate Delight dessert and a crustless pumpkin pie. (My pie is done… and so is my chocolate dessert.)
Do you think that’s enough food? Oh, and Alba and Edgar said they wanted to find something special to bring over too…so we’ll have plenty of food.
We will eat at our dining room table, on unfinished plywood floors, but still being very thankful to have our “fixer-upper” house to call home. My hubby will give thanks for the blessings we have had come our way this year and we’ll probably go around the table asking each person what they are most thankful for this year. It never gets old to me and even though I usually say one of the things I’m thankful for is my family, I still mean it every year!
I’m still trying to come up with a little game to play with my guests… it’s always fun to have a game or at least a little gift to set on or near their plate.
When dinner is over I give each person a container and tell them they can take home whatever they want. It’s always fun to see who liked what the best!
Well, that’s the shortened, condensed version of what we do around here on Thanksgiving Day! Now it’s your turn…
See you tomorrow, Happy “almost” Thanksgiving!