Happy Thanksgiving!!???


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Well, there was one person who read my post the other day and saw in my picture that we celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend. My daughter is dancing at Oireachtas (regional competitions for Irish dancing) and it is held over Thanksgiving weekend. We decided that there was no way that with the both kids having school right up to Thanksgiving that we could cook a meal, get it all cleaned up (I have ton of dishes to wash by hand and at LEAST 3 dishwasher loads) and freeze all the leftovers in the time we had. So, we decided to move our traditional dinner. Saturday was the only day that really fit for all of us.

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The pictures aren’t the best but the food was good and they family time was wonderful. As we ate we went around and around the table just saying the first things that we were grateful for this year. There were many great answers from Ā – my daughter’s trip to Europe, music camp, that this election is almost over to everyone around this table and those we wish could be here with us.

The above is a picture of our relish plate that makes an appearance every Thanksgiving and Easter. It was my mother’s and now sits on our table. It is simple traditions such as this that we are instilling in our children to tie us together as a family even when we are gone. Do you have a food or tradition that you share at Thanksgiving to tie you to your families history?

 

 

 

23 Comments Add yours

  1. I believe every family adopts traditions from their past and new ones. It is a special day to our family (including close friends). It is one of my favorite Holidays. x

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  2. Aunt Tabbi says:

    Our traditions have changed a bit over the years. And with the current situation in my family, this year we have NO idea what we are doing.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, no matter what you do I am sure it will be deeply meaningful.

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  3. Before Thanksgiving dinner, we gather around the table and each have to do a little speech of what we are grateful for. Some family members have deeply moving recitations, really making me feel like a simpleton for my brief speech of gratitude. The reality is, I cannot verbalize all that I feel and am truly grateful for. There are so many things, some of which I overlook or forget at my old age.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      How wonderful! We just kept going around the table naming the first thing that popped into our heads. Some of them were serious. Some were funny.

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  4. Such a special dinner Marci and post! We are working on traditions and doing things that mean something to us! xx

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      With a growing family this is great time to do that!

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      1. yes you are so right!

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  5. Pat Grattan says:

    Stuffed celery for sure in the relish tray. Also stuffed dates and mixed nuts. Grandpa Grattans homemade stuffing with no embellishments to the recipe, please! Pearl onions in cream sauce. Some kind of fruited jello. Plus all the usual dishes, of course.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lovely. I don’t know about the stuffing. That is one I never learned. Although we are attempting Grandma’s cutout recipe this Christmas.

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  6. Daisy9979 says:

    I was mad when so many stores started opening on Thanksgiving because I thought it took away from the traditions of the holiday. Even when I’m on my own I love to cook a big dinner then enjoy a lazy afternoon kicked back on the couch šŸ™‚ It’s great you took the time to celebrate early! Food looks delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. We will celebrate with appetizers and board games on Thanksgiving day. Little clean up, no leftovers and lots of togetherness.

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  7. Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday!!! Every 6 or 7 years it falls on my birthday and I don’t have to lift a finger on that year, lol. Since we’ve moved to Oregon 20-plus years ago, my bestie friend’s family “adopted” our family since we usually couldn’t afford to travel to Texas or Florida for either side. We take turns hosting between three different houses. Although on my 50th birthday year I did end up hosting it as one week the year before on my turn our oven died and the new one wouldn’t arrive until after Thanksgiving!!! But everyone helped out a ton that year!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      What a great tradition! Help is always good on Thanksgiving. šŸ™‚

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  8. firefly1824 says:

    So glad that you were able to celebrate at a time that suited you much better. I hope you all enjoy the dance performance!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Fingers crossed for her!

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  9. Lacey says:

    I love the Thanksgiving relish plate!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol, thank you! It is the first thing my kids bring up from storage each holiday.

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  10. We also went around the table for each person to say what they were thankful for. We also took a long walk after dinner, before returning to the house for dessert. I miss those days when I cooked for two days and had everyone over for dinner.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Ooo, I like the idea of a walk! I think on our appetizer Thanksgiving I will add that to our day. Thank you!

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  11. evenmoreyou says:

    The food looks so good!!!

    Carlee -evenmoreyou.wordpress.com

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  12. Kally says:

    Awesome post & Happy Thanksgiving!

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