Happy Thanksgiving! We are doing a scaled down dinner tonight. One neighbor brought us stuffing, and another neighbor asked for a cup of flour. It is a good thing she didn't want a more exotic ingredient (like tapioca) since I need to go grocery shopping with Chris and do a resupply of all the odd things. But the pie is in the oven and smells heavenly, and the bird will go in next (a boneless turkey breast) and then the last 30 minutes will be the usual pandemonium. I remember the prep we had to do 20 years ago (has it been that long!?!) when we typically had around 17 at the table. Several tables. I would be so beat by the time it all hit the table (buffet type) I wasn't even hungry. But I never had to worry about leftovers because I made up a carry-home plate for every one and that pretty much took care of it all. I miss seeing all those who have died over the years, but I don't miss the work it took to prep it all. My mom was a big help in those days, but N sat in the living room visiting unless I called him. Anyway, today is today, and who would have thought N would die when he had never been sick at all over the years we were married (45).
Time to get back to the kitchen, hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable holiday, with food, parades, football and all. And family and loved ones most of all.