A Little Extra Work

Once upon a time there were two older (note I did NOT say "OLD") people who lived in the country.  As the Thanksgiving holiday was approaching, they knew they did not have room to have the entire family over. However, they were so thankful that they would now see their children and grand children that they decided a little extra work would be worth it.

Yep.  The decision was made in the summer.  Two Thanksgivings.  One on Thursday and one on Friday.  Oh don't you worry.  The only leftovers to be served on Friday will be things like the re~heated corn and maybe some of the cranberry sauce.  Friday's crowd will get all the freshness that Thursday's enjoyed!

Two 18 lb turkeys
Mashed potatoes (our home grown potatoes)
Pecan/Cranberry stuffing
Green bean casserole
Corn (fresh frozen we did up in summer)
Turnips (garden grown)
Beets (garden grown) & onions
Cranberry sauce
Pumpkin pies to share and take home (limit one per family!)
Apple Crisp
Cranberry Pie

Yep.  There's a lesson here:

Love is worth a little extra work!


Anonymous said…
You're going to have a wonderful time but you are SO going to be pooped when it's all over.
Meryl Baer said…
Good luck! So much work and where does the energy for all that work come from for the old folks!? But it will all be worth it.
Ann said…
I don't know if my waistline could survive two big dinners in a row like that...lol Have fun with family and try not to work too hard
Sounds like a wonderful, delicious and long lasting celebration, JP. We also will be celebrating with family in Groton, CT on Thanksgiving. Wishing you and your family a wonderful get together.... Happy Thanksgiving
lots of work but it will be a wonderful gathering. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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