Does anyone read blogs on the holidays? In my experience, no. LOL
Will you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Football? Movies?
We’ll probably watch the parade- or at least have it on. I think M will enjoy the colors and music if she even notices the TV is on. And then the dog show; all three children will like that.
Who does the cooking? Fix anything ahead of time?
In years past we’ve had lunch at my grandparents (it’s ordered in from a family style restaurant) and dinner at K’s grandparents (made by his grandma and his uncle).
This year we’re dining with my mom and dad (food ordered in + a pie from me) and then with K’s mom and dad (food made by his mom + mashed potatoes from me).
What time do you eat the big meal?
We have two. (Yes, it’s as filling as it sounds.) One at noon, another around 4 or 5p. OOF.
Do you set a formal table or keep things casual? Place cards? Kids table?
Very casual. Sometimes my grandma puts the younger folks in the dining room but the youngest kid is 13 so… there’s no true kid’s table.
Place cards were attempted at K’s grandparents house once and it did NOT go over well. Lol
Is the food place on the table or served buffet style?
Buffet style all around.
Ham or turkey? What’s for dessert?
Ham is ew. Turkey (skin) 4ever. Dessert is the norm- pumpkin pie & pecan pie. This year there will be coconut creme pie and a cookie dough tart (made by me).
Does your family have a thanksgiving tradition?
Hmm. Not really. Some years my dad and I go to breakfast. Not this year 😔
Yay or nay to leftovers? Favorite leftover recipe?
No one EVER sends us home with leftovers! I’d take ’em!
What will everyone wear? Dress up or comfy?
I prefer to look nice on the holidays. Most people wear jeans and a nice sweater or something a little more casual.
For what are you most thankful this year?
Moo, K, & the pups. Family. Our health and safety. The ample togetherness we’ve experienced this year. New leadership. Sustaining work. Privilege and luck in navigating the pandemic. God’s love & grace.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I hope you’re safe, healthy, and full of deliciousness.