Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving!


It has been a long time since I have actually looked forward to Thanksgiving dinner. It was about 7 years ago that it started, I went to CA for the holiday and was anticipating an amazing dinner. Well I was very disappointed. Anyone who knows me really well knows that my favorite food is in fact salad. I must have a salad with every meal. That was what my Mom did as I grew up and well I liked it, a lot! My Mother is an excellent cook and I had grown accustomed to eating good and healthy food especially for Thanksgiving. Well the years have past quickly and each year my disappointment grew either from an ill prepared meal made from inexperienced hands or from a lack of a good salad. Not to mention the conversation that should follow dinner, has been less than appealing. Well this year dinner was planned to be with my family. We had all of my brothers and sisters except one and we had my cousin and her family and one of my aunties. It was a full house and it was wonderful! We all participated in making the food, I brought the salad :D My brother in law made the turkey. He makes some good food, I'll tell you that. The Turkey was amazing, cooked to perfection. My cousin brought the cranberry sauce, it was delectable. I have never had good cranberry sauce until then. The mashed potatoes and stuffing were also amazing thanks to my sister and her husband again. My mouth is watering just thinking about it again! The conversations had after dinner were also fun and memorable just the way I like it. My only regret is that I didn't get seconds, I was so full so fast and then the food was gone and I was out of luck :( Oh well I enjoyed it while it lasted and hope for perfect Thanksgivings to be thankful for in the future.

5 comments:

Shannon and Doug said...

That is funny about the salad. I remember at my dad house you were so mad that there wern't any veggies or salad. lol I hope to adopt your mom's habits instead as far as the salad at every meal. Do you remember when you stole Mikes plate and gave it to me? Lol! That is funny. Anyway, I am glad you had the Thanksgiving you were waiting for! Hope you have many more to follow with lots of sald.

Wendy and Michael said...

Glad you enjoyed it!! We had alot of fun!!

Shannon and Doug said...

I am going to have to have Doug look at my blog and see if he can fix it. It is drivng me CRAZY!! LOL! That is so true about it being uncomfortable! I completly forgot about that black guy. And my dad is very good at making me feel 9 years old even to this day (when I rarly talk to him :) We totally would have been better off with our own car! At least we got to sleep in a hotel a couple nights. ;)

The Mecham Family said...

I like a great salad too. Sadly I have not mastered making them on my own...any good recipes?

Vanessa said...

haha I hope people who you have had thanksgiving in the past with don't read this post :) This year I made 4 extra veggies and it was great. I am always going to do that. The year before i made a salad that was so yummy but forgot to make it this year. darn it! btw very cute picture of you guys :)