To all of my readers, followers and even those who mistakenly followed this blog in an effort to win a contest somewhere and are now wondering why the heck you’re getting blog updates from some weird chic, Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m hoping everyone had a great day!
I’m thankful for my family, my supportive author friends, my wonderful editing and design team, and last but certainly not least, my readers.
To all of you, for being there
What are some of your favorite thanksgiving dishes?
It has been interesting over the last couple of days reading the status updates of people on Facebook and seeing the things they were preparing for their Thanksgiving table. Some of which was familiar, others were either dishes I’ve never eaten or dishes I don’t associate with Thanksgiving. I find it fascinating how personal the holiday is despite it being the collective holiday of the U.S.
We didn’t have quite as big a spread this year as we have in the past, but there was still plenty. In fact, there’s still plenty of leftovers to keep us going until we are sick to death of every dish we associate with this holiday.
A turkey of course was the main dish. A beautiful 23 pound bird that nearly broke my finger (it might actually have, I heard something snap but never bothered to get it checked out and it now finally seems to be working fine) when I picked it up and started to drop it. The net handle caught the middle finger of my left hand and did something funky to it.
There was also the standard side dishes of dressing (or stuffing if you prefer it in the bird instead of on the side) and mashed potatoes and gravy.
Brussel sprouts with onion, garlic and bits of bacon, sauteed in bacon grease until nicely done is another of our favorite dishes.
Along that same line is creamed peas and pearl onions. YUM!
Dinner rolls, deviled eggs, green bean casserole, candied yams, are also dishes that make a regular appearance on our holiday table.
And of course pies, glorious pies. We don’t go for a lot of desert here, so the abundance of pie is a welcome treat for everyone in the house. We make these the day before so there is room in the oven for all of the other stuff on Thanksgiving day.
It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Even if overeating is a definite issue.
It starts like this
And then becomes this
Until we all feel like we’re going to do this
Then finally we drag ourselves away from the table and lay around
Here’s hoping y’all have a wonderful weekend. Try not to explode. Do your best to avoid being trampled on Friday if hitting those sales is your thing. Drive careful on the roads. And remember to be thankful for something. Happy Thanksgiving!