Tuesday, November 20

Sitting Pretty



There were at least 17 years I can recall cooking a Thanksgiving meal for the family*.

Each year, we'd put out a festive tablecloth, eat on the fancy china and drink our beverages out of crystal goblets. We never failed to dress for the occasion, either. Primp and fuss and make your best showing for the holiday photo opportunities.

Life was much simpler then.

I have announced that this is the last year JB and I will visit two households for Thanksgiving. I enjoy the holiday fare as well as anyone, but the double meal is getting to me. We'll be having dinner at the outlaws, and then 3 hours later we'll have dinner at Momo and Pop's.

NEXT YEAR, I have announced, Thanksgiving will be at our house. All are welcome--but there will be only one meal.

**(My girls had Thanksgiving at home with the exception for one year--when they were teenagers--the girls and I spent the entire day cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen at the Salvation Army.)

4 comments:

the end of motherhood said...

Just the IDEA of two Thanksgiving dinner makes me queasy...

Linda and her Surroundings said...

It seems to me that Thanksgiving is about as big as Christmas in the food department. When I read about it I am rather impressed by the eating that goes with it.

Two dinners - groan....

Imperatrix said...

I just read that the average caloric intake on Thanksgiving is 4,500 calories!

I just realized that tomorrow is thanksgiving. First time in a while we are not hosting, so we just have a few things to make and then get in the car for a 20-min. ride. It feels weird...

(I would love to work at a shelter on Thanksgiving! the girls are still too young, according to the places I've called. Maybe next year?)

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Amen! I wish we only had one eating event to attend...