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Happy Turkey Day

1 Timothy 4:4, “Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks.”

I posted a couple of weeks ago a list of projects, things to do.  Number 4 on that list was to talk someone else into hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my family.  Well, that didn’t happen.  We are up to 19 guests, and they will be converging on my house all during the morning tomorrow in time for a 1:00 dinner (that’s Southern for lunch :-)).  Mike will be cooking 2 turkeys in the smoker that he will be brining overnight, resulting in the most moist, tasty turkey I’ve ever had.  He’s been doing that for a few years now, and I can’t compete with my roasted turkey, which I thought was pretty good until I tasted his.

We’ll snack on Jezebel Sauce and crackers, mom’s Armadillo eggs, sausage balls, and whatever else shows up. The cooks (mom and I) will be sipping hot buttered rum as we prepare everything, just because that’s what we always do. For dinner mom will be bringing cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, ham, green beans, cauliflower casserole, cranberry salad, cherry pie.  Today I baked a pumpkin spice cake (with white chocolate chips…yum), an apple cake with cream cheese frosting, made a broccoli casserole and mashed potatoes that I will bake tomorrow, and will boil a ton of eggs to make deviled eggs.  I will also make corn casserole and home-made yeast rolls.  My brother will bring sweet tea (must have for a true Southern ‘dinner’).  He doesn’t know that yet, I need to call him.  I’ve never mastered making it, because I generally drink un-sweetened tea.  My aunt is bringing a chocolate cake, and Mike’s sister will also be bringing dessert.

Oh yeah, we like to eat. We make a huge production of it.  Everyone will leave around 4:00, and Mike and I will head over to my step-dad’s and do it all over again for supper.  We’ll take turkey and sides, he’ll have ham and dressing.

I love holidays, and love cooking for people.  I guess I didn’t really try all that hard to get someone else to do it :-).  I’m looking forward to next year, when we can set up tables on the porches at the giant wooden house and have everyone we know join us.

We are so blessed and so thankful.  We have a wonderful home, and another on the way, food in the pantry, good health, a wonderful family and true love and happiness.  We are blessed indeed.

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