Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Week

One week from today is Thanksgiving. Hard to believe it's here already. I'm still trying to understand how a year can go by so fast.

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that's all about tradition. Family, food, fun, fights. What's one without the other? Our tradition usually involves going to my husband's parents' house. We'll all be there: 6 adults and 9 grandkids ranging from 18-2. I'm sure there will be tears (might be from the adults) and lots of laughs.

The feast features the usual suspects: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, gravy, rolls. I'm usually in charge of the pies. Blueberry, apple, pumpkin. Mmm.

And afterward, we'll drag out Twister, because the little cousins love to fight play it. We almost always watch a Christmas Story Thanksgiving night while having a piece of leftover pie.

Very traditional. Lots of fun. I'm looking forward to it. Not only for the yummy food, but for the family. And the memories in the making. I'm just sappy that way.

Do you have traditional plans? Any untraditional plans out there?


  1. Sleep late, then thank God I don't have kids.

  2. What? You don't want to come over for Twister?

  3. Somewhat untraditional this year -we're having turduckhen (a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken - all held together with wild rice dressing) and roast beef instead of turkey and ham. But the rest of the meal should be pretty traditional. Then, get up early on Friday to fight the crowds at the stores.

  4. Traditionally we go to either my husband's parents' house or my family (we switch every year).

    THIS year, though, we are going to Costa Rica for the week for my brother's 30th birthday. Woohoo!

  5. We (me, mother and 2 sisters + niece and nephew) go to my aunt's house where all they expect of me is to show up and enjoy the traditional meal.

  6. Turducken, Riva? Wow! That's really ambitious. I can't even imagine how to make one. And good luck with those sales!

    Aryn, I'm kinda-sorta (okay, a lot) jealous of the Costa Rica trip. Have an amazing time! Will you have a big turkey dinner down there?

    Dru, that sounds like a really nice time. Sitting back and just enjoying the family and food is pretty special in itself. Have an extra piece of pumpkin pie for me, okay?

  7. just cooking for me and the kids, might watch some football. kind of dull here.

  8. Katie, a nice quiet day probably sounds like heaven to you. Dull is good when life's been crazy!