I tackled the grocery story this morning for my produce. I wanted everything to be as fresh as possible and my shopping excursion on Sunday just seemed way too early. I've made it a point to add everyone's requests for our meal tomorrow. My daughter Briana wants us to make roasted corn. I bought 24 fresh ears of corn and her Dad (my better half) will be firing up the pit for her special request. We are excited about having her home. She'll be flying in at 6pm and I can't wait to have my arms around her.
My husband has asked EVERYONE to bring him a pecan pie. He devours the stuff. Here is our pending menu:
Turkey (of course, I need to remember to save the wings for my mother in law. Heaven forbid I forget. Uhm, let's not go there.)
Green Bean Casserole
Rolls and Croissants
Bud Light (my husband insists the pilgrims had Budweiser, lol)
Dang it! I just remembered I forgot the cranberry juice! (calling mom in law as she is at Sam's!)
In the end, it is all about sharing with the family and making memories. I always tend to feel my paternal grandmother near me during these days. As I work my way through her various recipes and as I dust off her china cabinet I can't help but give a light smile. Although she passed 19 years ago I just know she is with me, you know?
May each of you have a wonderful day with family and friends. I am blessed to have made many new friends with my journey into online writing, HubPages and blogging. May you each be blessed with good times and good hearts. Cheers! MO
Wow, that awkward moment when you realize how old your childhood pictures are. This picture is over 40 yrs old (ouch, that hurt to type that). Dad looks like he's had a not so pleasant day and mom looks especially proud and refreshed for having cooked a Thanksgiving meal. Lord knows where my 4 older brothers are.
Guess what? I'm sitting in the same kitchen, at that very same table and right where my dad was sitting as I type this. It is those subtle realizations that make me sigh, smile and well, tear.
By the way, my mom in law just called. She couldn't find the cranberry juice at Sam's and is on her way to Wal-Mart. She also told me she ordered two boxes of croissants from Sam's and that I need to pick them up at 5pm...smile.