Friday, November 21, 2008

Turkey Lurkey Doo and a Turkey Lurkey Dap

It is coming!! The high holy holiday of delicious eats and cheer! What better holiday is there really? It's been a while since I've made a list argument of reasons why I love something so here it is! Reasons I deem Thanksgiving the best holiday:

  • You get two, count them two free days off of work, making it a glorious long weekend.
  • You get to eat special sides that take so long to make you only make them once a year. Can I get some frozen cranberry salad love ya'll? That's what I'm talking about!
  • What other time is it even remotely plausible for a 27 year old woman with no children to shush people because she can't hear the parade on TV and they don't think she's a wackadoodle?? It's a life dream of mine to see the parade in person some day, first I have to make a friend in NY who will then let me commandeer their home for cooking festivities.
  • Turkey & Stuffing. If I'm ever in a situation where I am requesting my last meal, that would be it ya'll.
  • Sister has started a family tradition in her home. They have a tree branch and every night each family member takes a leaf and writes something they are thankful for and hangs it on the tree branch. My sweet toddler-aged niece said she was thankful for lipstick last night. Indeed. We have an entire holiday dedicated as time to allow us to be grateful for our blessing. We live in a free country, the majority of us have roofs over our heads, vehicles, meals on our tables and lipstick in our bathrooms. I try to take some time to make a list each year. I was there the year brother-in-law came home from 2 years in Paraguay and at Thanksgiving with the family he said, "This is more food than some families see in a whole month." We have much to be grateful for.
  • You get to gather with loved ones. Josh and I don't get the chance to be with family on Thanksgiving often and this year we have the privilege of being loved by my dear friends family. The greatest thing about Thanksgiving day is that you realize no matter where you are, when you smell that Turkey cooking and you help set the table and everyone hugs you, you are home no matter where that is. It should always be a day of open doors and open arms.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! If you are now craving frozen cranberry salad...email me. I'll share the recipe.

2 comments:

The Wixom Zoo said...

Sorry, no desire for the frozen cranberry stuff. My dear mother in law makes something like that every year and I just cant seem to like it...don't tell her I said that, though!
Have a great Thanksgiving. We love you guys and miss you!

Beth Haws said...

Hecka j'yes!!! I love that salad!!!! AMEN to everything said it is awesome!
I totally love you!