two days past Thanksgiving
We had a traditional Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day with my family. Hubby and I took two pumpkin pies, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. Everything was so delicious. My sister’s husband cooked the bird and stuffing. My mom made corn casserole, orange stuff (cottage cheese, pineapple, orange jello….).
All together there was seven of us. We were all satisfied and full. I was so grateful to be with my family and all was copacetic. No drama. No dysfunction. Just a family enjoying each other’s company. No underdog moments except during the games. Now it’s time for hubby and I to cook our bird.
As we always do
Hubby and I cook a full-blown turkey meal every Thanksgiving. Sometimes we invite guests to join in, but since I’ve retired the house is a wreck so I refuse to invite company. That means it’s just Hubby and I partaking of a big turkey (22 pounds this year) and tons of stuffing (you can never have too much stuffing!).
The thing is, we like to share. It’s the reason for the season, of you ask me. We take some to an elderly neighbor. My brother who usually gets turkey-ed out every year. Then we repurpose it as much as possible. This year I’m thinking of turkey dishes to make. Pot pie? Chili? Maybe go Mexican with some enchiladas or something. Of course some turkey will go to the freezer. But there will be no left over stuffing. It’s the first to go.
the menu this year
So, this year we are having:
- Turkey and stuffing
- potatoes and gravy
- left over green bean casserole
- mac and cheese
- pumpkin pie
- dinner rolls
I know, sounds like a lot.
I make stuffing the same as my grandmother did; adding sausage and hamburger in addition to the giblets. We had her in our hearts this dinner the same as hubby’s mother. We used her dish to bake the excess stuffing in.
Christmas we’ll do it all over again only with ham!
God has richly blessed us and we are here to be a light to others. What better way than sharing a great meal!