Tuesday, November 20
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.)