Kim, over at “Deliberate Hope” is hosting a Blog Party. Every Tuesday until the end of the year is “Favorites Tuesday”. This week we’re posting about our favorite “something” about Thanksgiving.
I have to say that my absolute favorite Thanksgiving food is my mother’s stuffing. We’ve never done the southern “bread dressing”… I was raised on “meat stuffing”. YUM! And it’s twice as good when it’s covered in turkey gravy. Oh, I just can’t wait! I look forward to Mom’s stuffing more than I do any food on the menu, including dessert.
One year, my younger sister brought home a new boyfriend at Thanksgiving. I’ve always wondered what it would be like as a "newcomer” to attend a holiday event at our house –I’m guessing it might be a tad overwhelming?? Anyway, she brought home this new beau who was sitting nervously by the fireplace.
When it came time to serve dinner, my sister began to fix a plate for him. My older sister, Suzanne (#3), and I decided it would be funny to sort of initiate the poor boy and put the turkey “derriere” on his plate instead of a nice juicy slice of meat. When the plate was handed to him, Suz and I stood at a distance and watched his reaction. He just stared at his plate. He didn’t quite know what to do. We got a good laugh and told him it was a joke and fixed him an appropriate plate.
It really was in good fun, but I don’t think it went over well with him.
Needless to say, holidays are quite an occasion when you have a large family. If I counted right, and I could be off by one or two, there is a potential for 65 people to attend our holiday meals – family members alone. That includes my parents, my siblings and their children, and now their spouses and children.
My parents still host all the holiday suppers. They have a 12’ dining table that helps with eating arrangements and a large deck on the back of the house that provides a little more room. We’re expecting 30+ people this Thursday in which to share the day and the meal. There won’t be one silent moment– unless it happens during the blessing– but that’s my family and I wouldn’t want it any other way!
How many will be at your Thanksgiving meal?
Do you have Thanksgiving “lunch” or “supper”?