I have the fondest memories of going to my grandparent’s home for Thanksgiving dinners. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had a turkey dinner like my grandmother’s and one day when I get to see her again I hope that she will make it for me. They were really a team. They had the sweetest little brick ranch with a tiny kitchen. They made everything from scratch. She wore her aprons and the two of them moved around the kitchen like it was a dance. Gosh, I wish I’d pay more attention when she cooked. She wasn’t just a good cook though she was a good person. Both lived to be 95 and I think of them often, I dream about them sometimes.
I especially miss them this time of year, they were apart of my life for so long and I have so many memories of them. We would all squish into their tiny dining room with an extra table that spilled into their living room. We said grace, we laughed, we ate a ton! It was truly what Thanksgiving was about. They were good people and they were great grandparents. I’m glad that I did get to give back a little, in their later years they came to our home for the holidays. It was a blessing to have them here while we did and I’m certain my dinners were nowhere near as good as theirs, they were so gracious and acted like it was the best!
Photos were taken a few years ago after my grandfather passed away.
This year our Thanksgiving will be a quiet one, no crowd of 30. This will allow me to set the table the way I really want to. It’s pretty tough to do when you have a huge group.
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Green bean casserole
Homemade cranberry sauce
Dessert – pumpkin and chocolate pie.
Pretty straight forward and traditional. A turkey dinner is comfort food for me. I want to keep it simple so I can truly enjoy the day with my family. I’ll be sharing my recipes, table ideas and shortcuts in the next few weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Do you have a favorite recipe?
I’m over at Clean and Scentsible today sharing my gift wrapping ideas! http://www.cleanandscentsible.com/2015/11/simple-gift-wrapping-ideas.html
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