It is hard to believe it is time to start making preparation for the Most Wonderful Feast of the Year.
It will just be us, Todd and Amelia this year. Amelia has requested a caramel cake and I have my Pecan Pie in the freezer so dessert is planned. We will just have a Turkey Breast as none of us are fans of dark meat. Dressing using Mama Dip's recipe, Sweet Potato Casserole. Green Beans, Hash Brown casserole, some sort of jello dish and hot rolls. I think that is enough don't you? Amelia is bringing her fabulous sausage balls and a dip of some sort to nibble on as we finish up preparing the meal.
I have already switched my Desert Rose dishes out for my Christmas dishes but we will use Mama G's china for our meal. In all the years we celebrated Thanksgiving in Savannah, I never remember using those pretty dishes. They lived in the china cabinet. I bring them out for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will have a real tablecloth and cloth napkins. To me that just makes a holiday.
I will admit I have been bringing out one Christmas item each day. Saturday it was my set of Christmas dishes that Mama and Papa G gave us for Christmas many years ago. My sister in law, Mina, was getting rid of some of her seasonal decor and gave Amelia her set of the same dishes. Amelia was so pleased. She said it gave her all the good feelings she had growing up and eating off of those dishes each Christmas. It is good to know that your children are sentimental about something you did for them when they were children. My older two are Grimms for sure and you never know what they are thinking or feeling so when something slips out, it warms the heart.