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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. More than anything, to most people Thanksgiving means a feast. And most people’s Thanksgiving Day feast contains very specific items:

  • Turkey – oven roasted, deep fried, smoked or microwaved. The scientific secret to assuring everyone of that superlative afternoon nap in front of the TV
  • Mashed potatoes – with garlic, cheese, hunks of skin still attached, or just out of the box
  • Gravy – you absolutely can never have enough because, let’s face it, everything tastes better when it’s covered with gravy
  • Stuffing – with sausage, onions, celery, raisins, walnuts and smothered in so much gravy it doesn’t matter what you add—or don’t add
  • Cranberry sauce – jellied and canned although a few staunch households make it fresh
  • Green bean casserole with just enough green beans underneath the fried onions to be able to count it as a vegetable
  • Yams or sweet potatoes dripping with brown sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie –wait! There’s pie under the whipping cream?

There may be a few variations or additions, but let’s face it, 90% of the Thanksgiving Day feasts in American homes will include most of the above. The standard menu is almost like a national heirloom.


PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we are so grateful for occasions to celebrate our blessings with family and friends. Thank you so much for these times. Thank you for making us part of your adopted family. Please be with those people today who have no family or no feast. Please give them an extra portion of your love today. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Which part of your Thanksgiving Day feast is your favorite?

This post is part of the Christian Writer’s Blog Chain. Our theme for November is "heirloom." Please click on the links to the right to see what my friends have to say about our theme.


lynnmosher said...

LOL Oh, I love your take on heirloom! Such a fun post and great idea! Thanks so much, Carol! Hope you have a scrumpdillilicious Thanksgiving!

From Carols Quill said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, too, Lynn!

Pam B. said...

I would add toss salad and rolls. I think I gained weight from reading your list : )

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - tossed salad? Wait! That's healthy! (grin)

Jack Brown said...

seems a good tradition to me