Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Share the feast

Tuesday in Texas. Much warmer than it was in Oklahoma! My brother and sister-in-law will be coming over for dinner in a little while.

Most people have their Thanksgiving shopping done and perhaps have started their preparations for their feast. While Thanksgiving dinner is traditionally a turkey with the trimmings, many families I know eat ziti, ham, ribs, or even tacos for Thanksgiving. After all, the point is the meal shared--not what is consumed.

In our home, I'm not fond of turkey (and there is normally only two of us there for dinner) so we have a small one pound ham, red potatoes, and a vegetable. The thing that makes the dinner special for us is the honey oatmeal yeast rolls that I make. And the house hunk usually makes a marvelous carrot cake. Extra rolls and a large portion of the cake are shared with my neighbor.

What do you plan for dinner? Anything traditional within your family? Please share your family traditions.

On this 25th day of November, let us be thankful for the bountiful food we have in this country.
Even under the worst circumstances, we have more food available than in most other parts of the world. Plan to share what you have with those around you who are less fortunate.


1 comment:

  1. I always fix the same things. They are favorite recipes...some passed down and some my own. We do smoked turkey breasts for Thanksgiving and do ham at Christmas. Guess the oldest recipe I have is my Grandma's cornbread dressing. Very old fashioned but everyone loves it.