If you celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you had a good time with the food and folks you enjoy.
My husband and I celebrated in our home, which has happened perhaps a total of four times in our married life. So it was a fun treat! I really enjoy staying home for Thanksgiving. We were unable to gather with family or friends this year due to various reasons. Neither of us felt like cooking.
Setting the table with some of the pretty glass dishes passed down from my grandmother and mother made the table festive. Out came our cloth napkins and special dishes.
Late afternoon, we picked up the turkey dinner-to-go at a local restaurant, Black Angus.
We got take-out from Black Angus last year, too. The food was tasty each time. The menu included:
- Garden Salad
- Roasted and sliced turkey (white and dark meat)
- Mashed potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Molasses bread with butter
- Cranberry sauce
- Pumpkin pie and whip cream
The centerpiece candle provided a warm glow, and quiet jazz music played in the background. After dinner, we wrote what we are thankful for on small sticky notes and read them aloud as we added them to a poster.
Since we ordered the family meal for four, we had plenty to provide a meal for my mother-in-law and shared a piece of pie with her at her house when we dropped it off. She was unable to get out this year. We also had leftovers for two more meals for the two of us.
Honestly, getting the take-out meal was probably cheaper than purchasing everything to cook a meal for two at home. This is a great idea for an older couple living at home that doesn’t want to cook and still wants leftovers.
So many ways to celebrate all we have to be grateful for! Even though we are not quite out of the woods with this pandemic.
What was a highlight of Thanksgiving for you this year? Do you decorate for Christmas right away?
Stay charming, my friends. Sending a hug to you. I am thankful for my readers!
Our Thanksgiving started off early at 2:00 AM when our electricity was cut off due to the high winds in our canyon. It was cut off for 24 hours so there was no power on our Thanksgiving. Fortunately we ate at son Dave’s at 1:00. Then at 4:30 we headed to Rebecca’s in-laws where we ate another Thanksgiving dinner at 5:30. Both were very good and filling. The second one also added rice and black beans since these relatives are from Cuba and that is a staple in their diet. A third Thanksgiving dinner was shared and eaten at Rebecca’s home for her two brothers, wives, and children, now in college.We then played a kind of charades with the group. We had a good time together.
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Wow! Three dinners and fun times with loved ones and friends! Such a bunch of blessings for you. Lovely. Now on the other hand, high winds in the canyon, enough to knock out the power for a day, is not so great. Glad it all worked out.