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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Thanksgiving

Hi, all! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Mr. Incredible was on call Thanksgiving week. That means that he needs to be able to respond to emergency calls within 30 minutes. Which meant that there was no way we would be able to travel for the holiday.

Last year, he was on call for Thanksgiving, and the children and I left him at home while we went to family events 1 1/2 hours away. I didn't like leaving him alone one bit and decided that my holidays would be spent with my beloved in the future.

Since my little sister, Sarah, was due to have her baby Thanksgiving week, she suggested that my family have Thanksgiving at my house, which is almost halfway between her home and the town where the majority of my family lives. Everyone thought that was a great idea, and that's what we did.

Sarah had her daughter on Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving. So she and Joe weren't even able to come to the get-together they had suggested. But everyone else made it, including a family that Mr. Incredible and I have become good friends with.

My family asked me to create the menu and just tell them what to bring. In the end, each family was requested to bring something to drink, a side dish, and a dessert. I made the turkey, pork loin, dressing, salad, butter beans, collards, gravy, and Tres Leches cake. Although we had 24 people, we had more than enough food, and it was all delicious.

After eating (and taking a little time for the food to digest a bit), we loaded up and traveled about a minute down the road to a park/sports complex. There, the kids played on the playground while Mr. Incredible and our friend played tennis. I think everyone had a lot of fun.

All in all, I'd have to say this was one of the nicest Thanksgivings I can remember.

What did you do for Thanksgiving?


Karen_thrifty said...

Sorry to hear that he was on call, but it sounds as though everything turned out really nicely. I like the idea of everyone bringing a dessert, drink, and side. I'll have to try that for Christmas.