Thursday, November 13, 2014
So for week 2 of the BSG challenge, I was asked to blog about the holidays ---whether or not my menus are planned & if shopping is done.
I will focus my attention on the Thanksgiving holiday only since it's only 2 weeks away. Originally we had discussed having the family Thanksgiving dinner at our youngest son's home & letting everyone pitch in with bringing a dish or two of food. But now we have discussed it, since our house is slightly larger & more accommodating to a family of 22 to feed, we will keep our house as the location for our dinner. I will assign dishes for each of the kids to bring & I will fix every thing else. Our typical menu is: Ham, Turkey, Cornbread dressing & gravy, cranberry sauce, potato salad, apple-grape salad, collards, corn, butterbeans, sweet potato casserole & rolls & a tray of various pickled items as well as a plate of sliced tomatoes. I will be making a carrot cake for DH's birthday (Nov 23) so we will have that well as the desserts our DDs & DILs will provide.
As far as the shopping, I have put down to take off the 2 days prior to Thanksgiving, so that's when I will do my shopping & start prepping for the meal. I like to make my cornbread the night before so it will be ready for when I start making the dressing on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as it al about being thankful for the blessings & sharing out hearts with one another. We each tell something we are thankful for before sharing a meal.
I hope your Thanksgiving is blessed as well.