Has your Facebook feed be filled with daily posts of the thankful since Nov. 1? I like seeing that so many people are thankful for so much this time of year, but as one of my Facebook friends pointed out, some of these thankful people are running out of steam. Grasping at straws, even. I mean, when you’re down to posting that your thankful for thankfulness, well…
I haven’t participated in this fad this month just because I try to be thankful every day of every year. And sometimes the things I’m thankful for won’t even make sense to other people, so it’s best to just keep it between me and God.
But to all of you posting about gratefulness–keep it up. I’d love to see this become a regular thing and not just a “Thanksgiving Season” thing.
If you’re struggling with thankfulness this year, you might want to check out 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It will certainly inspire you.
Part of this tradition of thankfulness is gathering with family and friends to celebrate over FOOD.
So, I have some questions for you–
What time is Thanksgiving dinner traditionally served in your family?
Is your table full of the traditional stuff like green bean casserole and cranberry sauce from a can, or is does it hold gourmet recipes that change each year?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
Here are my responses:
The time we eat varies each year based on who is coming and what time they arrive. This year we’re eating around lunch time. Last year it was dinner time. I prefer earlier in the day so that I can have a leftover turkey sandwich that night.
Our table has the traditional staples like turkey and dressing, but my mom is practically a gourmet chef, so while the recipes contain ingredients that you’ll find on a traditional table, like corn, sweet potatoes, and green beans, the recipes vary from year to year. All of us grown-up girls make items to contribute, too.
My favorite Thanksgiving food is dressing. Yummy, yum, yum, yum.
My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is watching the Macy’s Parade on TV. I’ve never missed it. I love that parade so much, and someday I’d like to go see it live. I hope that someday my boys will remember watching it with me.
Need a delicious dessert for your holiday table? Here’s what I’m making this year. It is, by far, the best cake I’ve ever eaten.
FYI– I use a box mix for the cake and leave out the coffee from the recipe. YUM-O.
Share with me: Answer the questions I asked above and share any wonderful recipes you have, if you wish!