Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Are You Ready?

Well, it seems that the month of November has nearly slipped by and it's time for Thanksgiving. Yesterday, I took my Mom to finish her shopping as she is preparing Turkey dinner for 20 people at her house on Thursday. Yes, I said 20 people! And my mom just happens to have turned 79 years old just 2 weeks ago. I hope I'll be up to hosting family and friends when I'm her age, after all, that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
This morning, I donned one of my favorite aprons about 9:30 and by lunchtime I had one apple pie, two pecan pies (one is already in the freezer, saved for Christmas) and a pumpkin bread cooling on racks. After a quick lunch, I mixed up a cherry cheese pie and stuck that in the fridge to chill. Tomorrow, I'll make my cheese sauce for macaroni and cheese to go in the crockpot for Thursday evening's meal. You see after feeding 20 people a huge meal at lunchtime, more family will arrive at my parent's home for an evening buffet. Mom is planning on about 30 for that meal.
Everyone helps out with food and clean-up. The women have always taken turns on helping with the dishes after dinner. Last year my sister-in-law made some comment about why didn't the men do the dishes this year. So they did!!! As I always tell my son, you don't know if you don't ask.
Sending you my wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving Day spent with your loved ones.


Little Susie Home Maker said...

Your mother is doing great with hostessing so many! Good for her. Sounds as if you got a lot of great food for your dinner, I will be helping my mom at her home she is 71 and we have 23 for dinner. It is always so wonderful to share this day, and this year the whole immediate family can make it!
Have a blessed time.

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Anonymous said...

seems that your having great time..we celebrate the 25 december..thanks for sharing friend.. God bless you

barncat said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I think our moms are a lot alike, mine is 78, and still wants to do the whole meal for everyone, she loves it!