Two questions this month in celebration of Thanksgiving. We would love to know your answers to these questions too.
1. What does your Thanksgiving Day spread look like?
This was last year's Thanksgiving dinner but it's pretty much the same every year because I'm a traditionalist. We have turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, acorn squash, cranberry 'sauce,' and dinner rolls. It also became my tradition long ago to have 7Up as my drink during dinner. Back when I was younger, still at home, I always seemed to end up sick right around Thanksgiving so I always seemed to have 7Up at that time. We don't do pumpkin pie in this house. The past several years we've enjoyed a Kringle, courtesy of the place Ty works. When hubby still worked there we had two each year. The past year or two has only been Ty's. And now that he's moved out, we've already joked that he needs to bring the Kringle home for dessert. If we don't get one this year, I'll revert back to our old standard of Cherry Crisp and French Vanilla Cool Whip.
2. In what Thanksgiving traditions does your family participate?
When I was a kid I always tried to watch at least some of the Macy's parade. Gave that up long ago but last year made it a point to watch bits in between kitchen chores.
We sort of fell into the tradition of having our own Thanksgiving meal the day after Thanksgiving, because we used to always get together with my side of the family on actual Thanksgiving Day. It's nice to gather with family and all but face it, sometimes you don't get the foods you're craving, or you don't get enough. Plus I always get a free turkey from work so we started doing our own meal the day after. I think the last two years though, we haven't gone anywhere on Thanksgiving Day so we've started doing our dinner on the proper day.
I don't think there are any other traditions that we have, besides the traditional foods I make each year. Oh, we do have football on. And I do turn the radio on in the evening for the first bits of Christmas music.
I just absolutely love Thanksgiving. As I've said many times before, it's the calm before the Christmas storm. It's a holiday of family and food but without the pressures of decorating and gift giving. It's just a sit back and relax kinda of holiday and that's quite alright with me!
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