TO ALL OF YOU….my best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. I know it’s been said many times before…but it’s pretty easy to think of all the blessings I have……and it’s a great day for counting them up.
My biggest blessing is my beloved family….my husband, two daughters, Stacey and Rachel, their families….my precious grandchildren. They’re all healthy, happy, and thriving, and I never loose sight of how that is the greatest blessing of all. I might have shown you this photo before….but it’s hard to find one with them all in it! I do have two great son-in-laws and a wonderful husband….but I really have a hard time finding a photo with them all in it! I’ll have to work on that!
We’ll be spending the day tomorrow with family and friends….but it’s a day that reminds me very much of all those Thanksgivings past that I spent with my own parents. Both have been gone for several years…..but I especially miss my father the day before Thanksgiving because he absolutely loved the ritual, and ordeal, of chopping all the goodies and making the dressing for the next day’s turkey.
And, believe me, I wouldn’t do it any other way. There are lots of corners I cut when it comes to cooking….but I would never buy the already stale bread crumbs for stuffing. Absolutely not. I do it the way he and my mother did it…..spreading out all that fresh bread around the kitchen to let it get stale…then chopping it up for their yummy dressing.
I still use my mother’s dressing recipe…..and I have it on a page or two that she typed for me probably 25 years ago. Oh yeah, they always had a house full of people and a huge stuffed turkey….so they mixed it all together in a plastic garbage bag! And, naturally, I do the same! It’s an honor to do it their way….and I can still see them putting it all together.
SO….with that little bit of nostalgic rememberance….I wish you all the best of holidays tomorrow. Enjoy and count your blessings…..and eat lots of turkey!