Happy Friday Friends. Today, I want to find out what your traditions and favorite things about Thanksgiving are.
I remember growing up and having the traditional feast of turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, stuffing, gravy, string beans, rolls and of course dessert. We always had pumpkin pie as well as mince meat pie. When my brother married the most incredible woman around, Sue took over the tradition of Thanksgiving at their house. I think she did this because it was easier than splitting the holidays; she also hosted Christmas eve dinner. Sue is a Martha Stewart when it comes to entertaining-she is the hostess with the ability to put on a five star dinner and entertain as well-making sure everyone is happy. It is a trait both my girls learned from her example. Those were the days that having more people for dinner than our family scared the wits out of me. Since we now have 17 in the immediate family, I think I've mellowed. Our meal has changed a little bit-we now have to have gluten free items as well as the regular. I'm thankful that our daughter Kim and her hubby make the most incredible gluten free dishes from scratch. Instead of mince meat pie, there will be apple and of course, some gluten free tarts for those of us who are gluten free. There will be two types of stuffing and the gravies will have just plain gravy and another one with giblets.
We were never into watching the football games, so there will be lots of catching up with everyone.
My brother and sil will be here, as well as Carrie's mil. After dinner we will play Tripoly, an old family favorite.
So what are your favorites about this day we celebrate? What foods can't you do without? Will you be home or away? Will your meal and day be formal or relaxed? We will be relaxed, especially with the snow in the forecast.
Today hubby and I are hitting the grocery store for the main items; we cook one turkey to take with us, so everyone has left overs. I also make the sweet potatoes, but without the marshmallows on top. We also need to run a couple of errands; the pie for my brother will be picked up on Monday or Tuesday. I dread Costco, you know it will be crazy!!!
I hope you have a fantastic day and wonderful weekend.
Blessings and Joy,