Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We usually don't go anywhere, and we have a nice meal with friends. This year I'm cooking the bigger turkey, rice and giblet gravy (we don't do mashed potatoes since South Carolinians Make Rice), yummy Southern cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, steamed broccoli with a cream sauce, maybe a dilled carrot dish, cranberry jelly, pumpkin bread, and rolls. We'll have a few guests, mostly folks with no place to go, who will join us to eat on my nice china and silver. DH does his part by cleaning up afterwards. I don't make much in the way of desert because we're stuffed by the end of the meal. But maybe I'll get a nice apple pie....
|The feast in a prior year|
The Stooges are salivating already at the thought of eating turkey, dressing, and gravy. And I can say in all honesty: my dressing and gravy is now better than Mom's is. And she's a good cook. But she's not cooking regularly for teeming hordes anymore, so she's out of practice.
I like Thanksgiving because, outside of cooking the meal, there's not much else you have to do. No presents to buy, no tree to decorate. Nothing but a nice meal and some visiting, then eating leftovers and lying around afterwards. I won't go shopping on Friday either. It's just a pleasant, relaxing time. And I'm grateful to have a nice family and friends who love me.
|I know I need to sew in that green thread|
I'm making these little trees for my Sunday School class to use as ornaments. I think they're cute, don't you? The ladies in my class will love them.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?