Friday, November 28, 2008

Let Us Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time of family, fun and food. We always schedule our get togethers to be able to have one celebration with my family and one with my wife’s. Yep, that’s a whole lot of eating, but oddly enough I’m alright with that.

It seems with all the demands of life, it’s a rare event to get everyone in the same place at the same time even for a meal. So, I’m particularly thankful for this holiday for providing just such a venue. True, I still don’t get to see all of my family (we’re scattered across the country) every year, but it give me an opportunity to catch up with folks I only get to see every few months and we get to do it while surrounded by tons of food, glorious food.

The first half of the day usually starts out with a menu along the lines of this:

Turkey
Stuffing
Ham,
Green bean casserole
Candied Yams
Potato Salad (with mustard, mayo, onions, eggs, pickles, and garlic)
Mac Salad (with Velveeta, mayo, garlic and onions)
Ziti
An assortment of breads and rolls
Upside down cake
Dirt Cake
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie

The second half wraps up with:

Prime Rib
Mashed potatoes and Gravy
Stuffing
Green beans (with bacon and onions)
Cranberry sauce
Deviled Eggs
Rolls
Cheesecake
And an assortment of Pies.

And yes, I try to eat a little bit of everything and more than I should of others. It usually takes me about a week to recover from all the food, but it is totally worth every extra mile I have to run.

So, what’s the standard fare at your house?

3 comments:

  1. mmm....we had...

    turkey and gravy
    potato filling
    stuffing balls
    candied yams
    broccoli bake
    corn
    carrots
    baked pineapple
    rolls

    dessert was..
    pumpkin pie
    chocolate raspberry squares
    graham cracker pie
    apple pie
    and some other things I missed completely

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  2. We had:
    Fried Turkey
    Baked Turkey
    Ham
    Stuffing
    Noodles
    Mashed potatoes and gravy
    Yams
    Fruit tray
    Raw Veggie tray
    Pickle, crackers, cheese tray
    Bacon-wrapped sesame sticks
    Rolls
    (completely forgot to make the green bean casserole!)
    22-second salad

    Dessert was:
    Pumpkin Pie
    Peach Pie
    Angel Food Cake(re-named Volcano Cake, since it fell...long story!)
    Brownies

    I won't have to cook for several days:)

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  3. Dirt cake! You mean you had a cake made of Fuller's Earth! SLURP!

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