Saturday, November 21, 2009


I think I'm back into the blog world now.
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
Cranberry Sauce
Apple and Rice Medley
Fancy Mac-n-cheese
Broccoli Bake
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.


Intense Guy said...

I was delighted to see a comment and a post from you today! Wow, that illness you had really knocked you off your feet. Three weeks? *winces*

Your dinner table set looks really nice - I'm sure the food is scrumptious!

Hope get entirely "all-betters" soonest - and in time for the holidays.

kyooty said...

Yummy! all these TG blog posts are making me miss USA TG Weekend. Happy TG to you and your family.
Enjoy and take the time to be thankful for surviving that flu! go you! :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh sweetie I'm so sorry you've been so sick. I figured you were off making lot's of jewelery.

The tables look amazing, and I love you do it early so everyone can get together!

The menu sounds fab, can't wait to see pictures!

amyt said...

Yeah! You're back! You have put me in the mood for Thanksgiving. Your menu looks delicious! I can't wait to celebrate!

Liz Mays said...

So your feast was yesterday then! I hope it went well! You have the tables set so wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

We always go to my in laws. I'm not welcome at my family's thanksgiving. :(