Monday, November 26, 2012

still on a turkey high.

I keep asking my husband if something is wrong with me.  It's a rhetorical question.  I'm sure he has plenty of various responses he could choose to say!  Seriously though, I'm just not ready for Christmas yet.  At this point, I typically have at least two trees fully decorated.  I haven't even brought one box down from the attic.  Yesterday, I slowly started bringing decorations out of their boxes...but I just don't feel ready yet.  I'm still on a turkey high from Thursday.

Please, don't think I'm being a Scrooge...and yes, Mom, I will put up a tree this year (she asked me last night, "You are going to put up a tree, right?").  I'm still just enjoying a holiday that some chose to completely bypass and sprint straight into Christmas.

So, this post is still about Thanksgiving, which I think we should celebrate throughout the year.  We should all learn to gather more and give thanks for our many, many blessings.  

Here's to still eating turkey leftovers and being thankful.
To support small businesses, we decided to purchase fresh, green beans for my annual, green bean casserole from a local business, Cash and Carry Barn, located off of Laffayette Road in Clarksville.  We bought two, MASON jar fulls, and they were delicious.  They weren't my Uncle J.T.'s, but they were pretty darn good.  Thank ya, Cash and Carry!
The Campbell's Green Bean Casserole recipe I've been using for years...ripped straight out of a magazine...wrinkles and all.
One of my tables...I know I shared another picture of this table with y'all last week, but I just love it!  I love the mini centerpieces I threw together (thank you husband for gathering some of the weeds that mornin' from the farm), and I love my grandmother's beautiful china.  We actually ended up having two, round tables in the front room, instead of our big-ish table.  We used that for food instead.  It worked out a lot better.  Everyone had more elbow room while eating.  And that's a BIG deal.
The goods - and this is even without some of our dishes...including the ham!  It got left on the stove-top...whoopsie.  More for us throughout this week.  Maybe it was intentional?
Above: Our group photo from my house...yes, Mase was still in his adorable P.J.s (thank you New York fam).  Below: Group photo from my cousin's house...Mom, Michael, Mase, & I decided to pile in Mom's Jeep later Thursday night and go over to Susannah's house for a quick, surprise visit. :)


...and last but not least, the main man everyone wanted to see.  Our blue-eyed turkey. :)

-S

7 comments:

Kathy Maiocco said...

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Season as long as you can. The Christmas spirit will be there and there is plenty of time for all it's trimmings. The green beans were Big Mike's favorite. I have to admit I loved it all. This will be a turkey day to remember. I love the china too. So special to have a piece of special people with you while you enjoy the holiday.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty settings, sounds like great food and one very cute turkey!

Melissa said...

We are a blessed family. I thank God for it everyday....your writings and photos reflect our blessings so well...keep up the good work. I grow from your viewpoint and I thank you for that.

love.

Stephanie said...

Yes, we're still in the turkey day spirit around here. So glad to know Big Mike loved the green bean casserole!!! :) It's nice to actually use the "good" china once in awhile. And yes, a very special person....

Stephanie said...

Thanks! Yes, the best food and TWO turkeys. :)

Stephanie said...

well thanks, Momma. :)

The grandmothers are dedicated readers!

love you...and I may need you to possibly write a guest post soon....

Melissa said...

Will do. Would love to....