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Thursday, November 15, 2007

This is what Samuel thinks of Thanksgiving at Nana's.

As Thanksgiving tradition demands, my mom cooks enough for a small nation's army. There are leftovers to last about a week for all of us. And dessert?? I am already stuffed thinking about it.

I think Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday, because it revolves around our thankfulness to our Saviour for all the good HE has done for us. And HE has done alot of good for us! And it unites family and friends without the hubbub of gifts. Not that gifts are bad, but it just plain old thankful. We usually have about 22 people around the table, and it is great!

Before my sister & I got married, we used to have paella, or lobster, maybe a ham or some other type of meal for Thankgiving. The turkey had little to no appeal for us.

But then we married americans. Who were SCANDALIZED the first time they sat around the Thanksgiving table. ( Both my sister & I married the same year. My other "sister" married 2 years later, but married a hispanic.) So, we have been americanized and now we eat turkey EVERY year. And I guess thats okay. I mean it IS an american holiday ........lol.

So, as my mom and I were planning the meal yesterday, I got so full, I couldn't even eat lunch. Truly.

One more week!!


Becky said...

You know, I am not a thanksgiving food fan. I mean, I will eat the turkey but I vastly prefer it in a sandwich. I do not eat the mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce. I hate pumpkin pie or apple pie or pecan pie.

I prefer a nice cold turkey sandwich with a Miracle Whip and lettuce and tomatoe, along with some chips and salsa on the side. I am American for sure. But I do not like the meal. I make it. But I basically pick at it.

Now Christmas is a different story.

Gena said...

Okay, I was never a fan of turkey, but I was raised in the South and that is what you ate. Now, I LOVE turkey because we either deep-fry it (I know, I know - so much fat!) or I bake it and I never overcook it. It makes such a huge difference!

Thank you for your comment. My post was about my oldest daughter, Whitney, and the fact that she does NOT have lymphoma. My son (19) had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 and is now cancer-free so we were just a little bit concerned when Whitney's lymph nodes started swelling for no reason.

God is good and I believe this no matter what. We were prepared to deal with cancer a second time, but we didn't have to. There will be MUCH thanksgiving on our Thanksgiving holiday!

Karen said...

Oh, I love all Thanksgiving and Christmas foods! My favorite time of the year!

Kate McDonald said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! do you have beagles?!?!? I have 3 pocket sized beagles and one just had puppies! LOVE THEM...we are so ridiculous we made a website for them...