Monday, December 1, 2008


Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Sorry I'm a bit late in my well-wishing. I'm still a bit off- nauseous (although slightly less) and headache-prone. But, I have so much to be thankful for... including that Thanksgiving Day I felt almost normal and was headache-free. Just for that one day. What a gift!

We traveled north and divided our time between our two families. I was afraid of traveling and getting sick in the car, but there was no way I was going to miss Thanksgiving at my mom and dad's and deprive the rest of my family of it. I think Jamey would have gone without me. He really likes Thanksgiving at my house.

Here's what we had spread before us...

turkey (two of them, an 18-pounder and a 14-pounder)
stuffing (two kinds- one baked in the birds and the other baked separate)
mashed potatoes
sweet potato casseroles (two kinds- one topped with pecans and the other with homemade marshmallows)
cheesy carrots
green bean casserole
baked corn
cranberry jello salad
white and oatmeal rolls

grape pie
pumpkin pie (two)
ground cherry pie
chocolate cake
fruit salad

Did I forget anything?? My mom didn't do it all, just the turkeys, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and ground cherry pie. And I say "just". Ha. Everyone contributed. Including Sam. For the past several years, Sam has made the place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. It's great writing practice. This year, he made fingerprint turkeys on the cards.

Only about 4 out of the 23 were graced with smiley faces beside their names.
I didn't get one. Hmmm.

It's all over so fast. I wish I could go back and eat again.

I love hearing what others have for their holiday meals.
So, tell me. What did you eat for Thanksgiving?
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful! I'm so glad you weren't sick for at least that one day!

    Every year on the Sat. after Thanksgiving, my husband has his high school buddies and their significant others over and I make a huge meal. We had turkey, filling balls, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry relish, salad, bread, pickles, pumpkin pie, shoo-fly pie, cinnamon rolls, and someone even brought my husband a cake since it was his birthday! It was so much fun...even though I stress out about making food for such a large crowd, I enjoy myself once they are all here!

    And now, it's on to Christmas. I hope you can enjoy all the fun preparations!


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