Monday, November 17, 2008
Give Thanks Week at There's No Place Like Home
Kelli at No Place Like Home is hosting Give Thanks Week starting today. She has asked that we share anything we would like about Thanksgiving.
We are feeling particularly blessed this year as our plans for Thanksgiving this year happily include extended family! My parents and hopefully brother and sister-in-law will be here for dinner.
Dinner will be here at our house and will include the traditional fare of turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and cranberry relish. I diverge from tradition a little with sides. Instead of green bean casserole I saute green beans with garlic and red peppers. A nice light side dish. I also make up a batch of sweet potato biscuits. For dessert there is pecan pie, of course!
My son has decided that we need to do something special at the table besides just say one thing we are thankful for. I've put him in charge of coming up with an idea. It will be interesting to see what he has in store for us.
Thanksgiving will hold special significance for our family this year as we will welcome a new nephew on the 25th. His parents recently immigrated so his birth here in the US will be extra special. Part of my husband's Thanksgiving weekend will be spent driving to Houston to visit him. I didn't feel it would be appropriate for the kids and I to go so soon after his birth so we will be spending the weekend at the grandparents--my parents.
So what are you thankful for? Be sure and visit Kelli's and check out all of the Thanksgiving posts.