Thanksgiving has always been a big deal for my family. We celebrated at my grandma’s house when I was growing up. She had a roaster that was built into a stand that had a cabinet below and held the biggest turkeys I’d ever seen. The smell permeated the house for hours while we peeled potatoes, cleaned vegetables and made whipped cream for the pies.
And the pies. There would usually be about 14 pies lined up. Banana, chocolate, pumpkin and cherry. These were made the day before and grandma would bake the left over crust and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. We all wanted to help bake the pies. No pre-made crust for her.
The stuffing burst from the turkey, but mom and grandma always made extra to feed our brood of 15. We would watch the parade on tv, eat for lunch, watch football, play games and eat again. Of course, we had leftovers for the next week, but that was fine by me.
Now I go to my sister’s house and there will be about 25 of us (not everyone is in town this year). We will still have turkey, stuffing, vegetables and lots of pie, but one thing is added this year. My sister asked each of us to bring food for the local food bank. We’re all happy to do it and it helps us realize how thankful we are for having each other.
What are you thankful for?
Bottom Line: I’m thankful for the opportunity to know you all through this blog and the love of books we share.