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.
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 – 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?