Sorry to be out for so long but I got my butt kicked. I’ve been sick for well over 3 weeks. It started as the flu and now I’m taking meds to battle bronchitis. I feel slightly better but I’m still waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and get my energy back.
OK, enough whining, it’s time to be thankful.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I however, host a huge Thanksgiving feast the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I do it now so that my extended family has the chance to all come together and celebrate one another and then they are also free to go and visit with other friends, family, and in-laws on the actual holiday.
As an only child and a latch key kid to a single working Mother I spent a good deal of time alone. Thanksgiving to me is a time for everyone to come together. I have always enjoyed the noise and energy of having a house full of people and listening to the stories and laughter. I like that commercialism has not been able to take over this holiday. There’s no worry about getting the right gift or trying to make someone happy. For one day we can put aside dysfunctional family stuff, bite our tongues and be together. All you have to do is show up and eat. Yum. I’ve always loved having all this wonderful food around. We used to eat, go back for seconds and then after the dishes were washed we would start pulling things out again for a munch fest.
This year’s menu looks like this…
Turkey (seasoned with rosemary, sage, parsley, thyme and an orange)
Dried Cherry and Sausage Stuffing
Apple and Rice Medley
And Baked Potato Soup
And with out a doubt there will be Pumpkin rolls, Pumpkin Pie and a Berry Pie.
Keep your eyes open; I’ll be posting the recipes over the next several days.
Time to go greet my guests.
While I feast why don't you tell me about your favorite Thanksgiving food.