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Thanksgiving is coming...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So for week 2 of the BSG challenge, I was asked to blog about the holidays ---whether or not my menus are planned & if shopping is done.

I will focus my attention on the Thanksgiving holiday only since it's only 2 weeks away. Originally we had discussed having the family Thanksgiving dinner at our youngest son's home & letting everyone pitch in with bringing a dish or two of food. But now we have discussed it, since our house is slightly larger & more accommodating to a family of 22 to feed, we will keep our house as the location for our dinner. I will assign dishes for each of the kids to bring & I will fix every thing else. Our typical menu is: Ham, Turkey, Cornbread dressing & gravy, cranberry sauce, potato salad, apple-grape salad, collards, corn, butterbeans, sweet potato casserole & rolls & a tray of various pickled items as well as a plate of sliced tomatoes. I will be making a carrot cake for DH's birthday (Nov 23) so we will have that well as the desserts our DDs & DILs will provide. emoticon

As far as the shopping, I have put down to take off the 2 days prior to Thanksgiving, so that's when I will do my shopping & start prepping for the meal. I like to make my cornbread the night before so it will be ready for when I start making the dressing on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as it al about being thankful for the blessings & sharing out hearts with one another. We each tell something we are thankful for before sharing a meal.

I hope your Thanksgiving is blessed as well. emoticon
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  • GOANNA2
    Sounds like the family will have a great Thanksgiving
    at your place. E emoticon njoy!
    1802 days ago
  • STEPBYSTEP1955
    Donna, its great that you are able to celebrate Thanksgiving with all your children. I like your menu - sounds yum yum. I also like your tradition of taking turns naming what you are thankful for. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    1802 days ago
  • AMYBELLES
    That's wonderful that you have a big crowd for Thanksgiving and will celebrate it at your house with your kids contributing dishes and everyone focusing on what they are grateful for. That's what makes the holiday special, as well as all the delicious food - your menu sounds yummy!
    1803 days ago
  • SURENDERISNOTME
    Great Blog! Your Thanksgiving preparations sound good.

    HUGS
    Debbie
    1803 days ago
  • ICECUB
    SOUNDS WONDERFUL. I DON'T MIND THE SHOPPING BUT I REALLY DISLIKE THE CROWDS. I LOVE COLLARDS. HOW TO DO YOU PREPARE THEM TO MAKE THEM HEALTHY?
    1803 days ago
  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    That's so great that all of you can get together for Thanksgiving! I'm sure this Thanksgiving will be extra special with the one DS, wife and kids that are now living close to all of you and will get to be there to share in family time. I think it's a great idea for everyone to share something that they are grateful for this year before eating! Great family tradition!! I'm sure it will be a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    1803 days ago
  • MILMOM2000NEW
    hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving! For us.... It just means Nutcracker time
    1803 days ago
  • SIOBHANKNITS
    How wonderful that you can gather all together! We are so spread out I doubt we will ever have everyone get together for another Thanksgiving. It's always good to count your blessings! And you have many I know you treasure. Thank you for sharing this.
    1803 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Awesome! Glad that you have it worked out that everyone brings something to pass. That's the best!

    HUGS
    1803 days ago
  • ITSMESHE
    Family! That's what Thanksgiving is all about. How lucky you are to have everyone all together.
    Sheila
    1803 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Sounds beautiful; I like how you have assigned dishes for others to bring ......... and sharing one thankful story before eating ............. your home is going to say it all .......... emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    Glad you have your plans in place. Now for the shopping *UGH!!! LOL
    1803 days ago
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