Friday, November 28, 2008

Fried Chicken and French Silk Pie - A Dilettante Family Thanksgiving

This is long overdue -- a guest post from Mrs. D! Enjoy.

For the last couple of Thanksgivings, the four of us have spent the day together. At first it seemed too quiet and a bit strange to prepare and eat a Thanksgiving dinner with only four people at our table while other relatives spent the holiday gathered at their own homes having their own dinner. I started to not look forward to Thanksgiving.

However, now that we have a couple of small Thanksgiving celebrations under our belt, I have come to enjoy the holiday again. A huge benefit to having only the four of us at the table is that we can have a "Burger King" meal. Like the old commercial said, "Have it your way, have it your way at Burger King." We all have input with the menu. This year, I purchased the basic items (turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie) early in November. Last week, the kids informed me that they do not really like pumpkin pie. So, when they went to the grocery store with me on Tuesday for the weekly regular run, we just "happened" to come home with French silk pie. In addition, Maria asked me if we could have fried chicken. Not to replace the turkey, just to go with the turkey. As we passed the deli counter, Maria saw the fried chicken and lobbied again for me to buy some since it was already made it would be quick and easy and a great addition to the Thanksgiving meal. Sorry Maria, one meat main dish is a tradition that I am still sticking with year to year.

So, I hope that all of you had the kind of day we had yesterday. A day to sleep late, time to enjoy a big breakfast, a quiet afternoon playing a favorite board game, a good dinner composed of food everyone enjoyed and a classic movie to round out the night all added up to a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Blessings to all,

Mrs. D.


Gino said...

personally, i think maria would have been more thankful with fried chicken.
i know i would be.

Mike said...

I think Maria was onto something...but, turkey is turkey, so you gotta respect tradition.

Jill, you oughta post here more often.