Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


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Ready? Set . . .

A Turkey.

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Terminally Curious has a question–

Are you ready for Thanksgiving, 2010? If you’re hosting it at your house, chances are you’re not.

 We’re having Turkey Day here at the Ridgemont homestead. That means not only cooking, cook, cooking, but also cleaning, Cleaning, CLEANING!!!

But it’s all good. Since the house will be clean, it’ll be ready for Christmas decorating, which, of course, is coming soon.

And the kids will all be here with their honeys tomorrow. That’s the part I like best. It can never be like it once was, too many people who live deep in my heart who’ve passed on, but in some ways it’s almost as good. Just really different.

 

Now I’m the one responsible for most of the cooking and not giving anyone food poisoning. (I worry.) I’m the one who has to remember everyone’s favorites and make sure it’s on the table. And the people I used to call to ask, “how do I . . . ?” aren’t there anymore. I have to figure it out on my own.

Have-to-haves on our Thanksgiving table? Roast turkey–not deep fried or smoked, “fresh” ham,  Brad’s strawberry-sour-cream jello salad, Paula Deen‘s sour cream muffin thingies, Grandmother’s dressing, Matt’s tabouli, Danny’s deviled eggs. Of course, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy. 

Now, make Terminally Curious happy. Tell me:

  1. What have-to-haves are on your Thanksgiving table?
  2. Hard or soft “G” in giblet?

  

I think this is Virginia Creeper. It grows wild on my fence, and I think it’s pretty when it turns all red like this, so I though I’d share it with you.

Happy Thanksgiving!