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Monday, November 16, 2020

Thanksgiving Prep


 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. 


9 comments:

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Sounds like those plates went to a good place. I love using things that have memories attached. Have a good week, and stay safe, Arlene!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does make you feel good when your kids share their thoughts...and memories. I got a few holiday things out too. I probably won't do a whole lot this year but enough to make me feel good. Your menu sounds wonderful! Now...what time did you say it would be ready...I forget! heehee!

Sandy said...

It does give you a good feeling when the kids are excited about traditions and memories.

Robin in Virginia said...

It sounds like your Thanksgiving plans are off to a good start, Arlene! Happy Monday!

Mari said...

Hey - I was going to put that cartoon up for my Friday Funny - I think you stole it! :)
Glad your plans are goign well. We are in the process of changing plans. With my Dad being sick and covid spreading like crazy, it may be just Bob and I. We'll see.

Terri D said...

I think many of us will have a quieter Thanksgiving this year. There will only be four of us at our table this year. It will be fine but I would sure prefer 10 or 12 around the table!! Next year!!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Our Thanksgiving will be a quiet one with 8 people attending. I am ready to begin getting my Christmas things out too but I try to hold off til after Thanksgiving (I rarely make it).

Carol said...

Thanksgiving will be very different this year, Arlene, but it sounds like yours will still be nice. My husband and I will be alone--just didn't want to risk it as my middle son had to return to the lab (after working from home for most of the pandemic) and my youngest will be (hopefully) coming for Christmas so we didn't want him making two trips and isolating himself before both. But, there is still a lot to be thankful for :)

Barbara said...

Your dinner with the pretty dishes and wonderful menu sound great! Neighbors have invited me to dine with them and I thank the Lord for that.