It seems like your family knows h ow to spend a holiday...Ourfamilies hve been split up & allo ver ht ecountry since we were young children.Nowourownkidsareontheothersideoftecountry.I stil ( til this year) made all the traditional dishes for just us two.This yearhubby drew the line & we are going out to eat at the hote'Thanksgiving anquet.
In past years our lder neighbors & friends,l did that.I nvited tem to our house but they preferred feasting at the hotel.
We were invited to join them but declined in favor of eating at home w/lefovers for weeks..
I will make all the traditionl foods over that next weekend & we will enjoy leftovers just like every other year.One year our younger ion (then in the navy )could not make it in time for the actual day.He came up later in the year & we allate "reeruns" & made believe itwas Thanksgiving day .When my husband was overseas in the1970's we did that each year.Whenever he was able to come home; we had our Thanksgiving dinner.No one had to ask what we were greatful for; it was obvious( we were together once again as a family)MyMENU is:
stuffing or dressing
whole green beans( plain steamed)
OR acorn squash halves filledw/sweet peas & pearl onions
n Response to CURIOUS!!!!! WHAT DO YOU DO FOR THANKSGIVING?:
I ALWAYS MAKE DINNER, MORE LIKE LUNCH, WE EAT AT NOON. WE MAKE ALL SORTS OF DISHES,SIDES, DESSERTS. EVERYONE HAS THERE FAVORITE. I LOVE CARROTS AND TURNIPS MASHED WITH BUTTER/ SALT PEPPER AND MASHED SWEET POATOES WITH A PRALINE TOPPING, YUMMY...THEN WE ALL GO TO MOM'S FOR DESSERT. SHE FEEDS THE BROTHERS THAT HAVE NO PLACE TO GO OR THEY ARE TO LAZY TO COOK FOR THEMSELVES. WE GET THERE BETWEEN 2-3, STAY UNTIL 5, HAED TO INLAWS TO EAT OR NOT EAT.WE ALSO PULL NAMES FOR SECRET SANTA AT MOM'S AND IN LAWS. BUSY DAY. WE START WEEKS AHEAD OF TIME, MAKE PIES, FREEZE, MAKING DOUGHS. IT IS EASIER. SO WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS? YOUR TRADITIONS? YOUR FAVORITE DISH?
Posted by Julie B