Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Blessed Thanksgiving to All

This is such a special time of year, as we gather with family and friends to celebrate the bounty and fruits of our labors.  In my own family, we are so fortunate to have been adopted by close family friends to share feast and friendship… a newer tradition for us, and certainly one we have come to enjoy and appreciate dearly.

Today, I thought I’d not only share a Thanksgiving card, but the memory of my first Thanksgiving Holiday with my sweet husband.

First the card…

Stamps:  Holiday Best, French Script

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Designer Series Papers:  Thoroughly Modern, Merry Moments

Accessories:  5/8” Old Olive Grosgrain, Crystal Brads, Wide Oval Punch, Soft Suede Classic Ink, and Sponge Dauber

I have to revisit my own family holidays… with Grandma preparing a feast for everyone and more food than we could ever consume.  That tradition of course continued with my own Mother, who stepped it up a notch to create not only a feast but an exquisite culinary achievement complete with enough home made desserts and pies to last for weeks!

Much to my new husbands’ surprise, when I prepared for our own first Thanksgiving dinner, the feast included so much food that we had to call all the neighbors to partake!  Imagine his face when I spread the table with:

    • A 15 lb. turkey roasted in the oven
    • Dressing
    • Mashed Potatoes
    • Gravy
    • Tossed Salad
    • Congealed Salad
    • Apple Celery Salad
    • Cranberry/Marshmallow/Pineapple Salad
    • Corn
    • Peas & Pearl Onions
    • Green Bean Casserole
    • Sweet Potato Casserole
    • Rolls and Butter
    • Sour Cream Apple Pie
    • Traditional Apple Pie
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Pecan Pie
    • Cheesecake
    • Cookies, Brownies, and More…

Our holiday meals are much more simplistic these days… one meat, a yellow and a green vegetable, and perhaps one starch, one dessert.  We still over-eat… but we don’t have to eat leftovers for months!

Wishing a happy, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday to all of you!

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Sandra said...

too funny - hope you had a nice day!
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jmniffer said...

Wow! You did put on a feast!! My husband would still be in shock if put all that out on the table. I am not known for my cooking skills. LOL! Thanks for sharing.