First, let me thank all my wonderful SparkFriends who sent me goodies and/or commented on my sparkpage or activity feed wishing me a happy Thanksgiving and leaving me encouragement. I am so blessed by every one of you.
My DD Merry and I decided that neither of us wanted to go to the trouble of a turkey or stuffing. We decided ham would be much easier. So...she bought an 18+ lb. spiral-cut ham. We were going to have Stouffer's mac & cheese, Idahoan potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, etc. When Tayler (my granddaughter spent the night with me Wed.) got to DD's house, she had made 2 pies and was planning on 4 more. Several people had requested a whole one for themselves. (Not me, have no fear SparkFriends) She had not yet looked at the ham to see how long it would have to be in the oven and the mac & cheese and green beans both needed to be in the oven.
I looked at the ham and it would take at least 4.5 hours to heat through. We would have to eat it cold (It said that was okay) and forget the glaze. So she put together two more pies and put them in the oven.
DS (Tayler's daddy) showed up with Kirby, DGS, about 12:00 and said he could stay awhile. He brought chocolate covered pretzels, fortunately a small bag, so I was unable to make a pig of myself, having to share with DD, DS, and 6 grandchildren. He also brought very hot cheetos, I ate one and was sorry.
DIL was working at the church. They were serving dinners to the community. They fed about 400. This is a small church, but they do a lot of outreach. They offered dinners to all the people in the community who had to work that day, as well as people who called in for deliveries and people who came to the church for dinner. At about 1:00 she told DS she would be with us about 2:00, she was eating dinner there at the church. He told her if there was food left over to bring some with her.
About 15 minutes later a couple showed up at the door with dinner for all of us. DDIL sent them. There were turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls. So we all pitched in and ate delicious turkey dinners and then put everything we had planned to have, away for Christmas. Except for the pies, of course.
For the first time ever, our Christmas dinner is planned and purchased before Christmas Eve. It's a good feeling.
So I had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day, family, feasting, and fun. I hope you had a wonderful day, too. God is so good. The only downside to all this was I expected to bring a ham sandwich home for later. Just between you and me, I guess that's just as well.
In about 3 minutes it will officially be the Christmas season. So Merry Christmas, too. May God bless you every day!