Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm about out the door to go drive with the family to my brother-in-law's house for an undoubtedly delicious and abundant feast.  Everyone participates by bringing various appetizers, side dishes and desserts.  He does the foundation of the meal - the turkey, gravy and stuffing.  These crudités and homemade ranch dip are one of my contributions and the only one finished in time to capture a picture.  It's something I bring nearly any time I'm asked to bring an appetizer and really nothing ever changes about it.  As a kid the seat next to the crudité platter was my favorite spot in the house - and my kids are the same way.  I love bringing raw vegetables to snack on because more often than not it's the only healthy thing the kids will ingest on Thanksgiving.  Green beans? Cooked carrots?  Nope.  Their plates will consist of white meat turkey {with maybe gravy}, sometimes mashed potatoes or stuffing {depending on the kid} and a dinner roll.  This platter of veggies makes me feel better about the "white" meal they will no doubt be eating for dinner tonight.
While I've been cooking, our morning has been spent watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, listening to Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" {a diehard tradition} and playing with our new kitty.  I've also been reading and listening to all the poems, stories and songs my guys brought home from school this week...listening to what their grateful for and thinking about all the things I'm blessed with.  Most of you are busy today, but I would love to hear what you're doing for the Holiday, what you're cooking, or what you're looking most forward to eating?  Most of all - I'd like to wish you all a wonderful, joyous Thanksgiving!  


LMBrown said...

The crudite is a staple with us as well, for the same reason! This is my favorite holiday! Happy thanksgiving to you too!

Anonymous said...

"I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after bein' a litterbug..."
The greatest Thanksgiving song ever!
Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my god, love the Alice's Restaurant, it too is my Thanksgiving. Used to be on WNEW Fm, 102.7 in the old days

Emily said...

Lauren brought this to my house tonight... for the same reason! Alice's restaurant reminds me of Dad! Love you!

Joanne said...

happy Thanksgiving lovely! There was no crudite platter at my childhood thanksgivings, but I make sure there are plenty of veggies now! In my opinion, the sides and apps are the best part :P

Kathleen Richardson said...

I know what you mean about the raw vegetables. Used to set them out every day for my daughter. Now do the same thing works for my grandsons. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving day.

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