Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. (Maybe because it's close to my birthday and I always thought it was a part of my birthday celebration...)
But this year we will be traveling farther than ever to see family.
Needless to say I am even more thankful this year that we get to see family (and eat some good food.)

*Ya'll did you know that in Indiana they make Stuffing instead of Dressing. Who knew??? I gotta go back to Tennessee just to get some dressing. ;) Maybe I should get the recipes too so I can introduce my Indiana friends to some southern style dressing. I tried to explain it to my friends today and just didn't do it justice...

Last night my mom asked me what I wanted for Thanksgiving. Daniel was sitting right beside me and said- Why does she even ask? Can't we just have the same things we always have. My mom said- It's more of a test than an actual suggestion. :) Here was my reply: The standard Turkey and Dressing (not a favorite, but a must have for Turkey Day), Broccoli Casserole- my favorite, Sweet Potato Casserole- a close second, green beans, slaw, and my mom said she'd make crescents this year.

Yumm. I can't wait. Definitely worth an 8 hour drive.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Any of you have Thanksgiving favorites that you just have to have to call it Thanksgiving???

4 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

It's stuffing in California too... and I've lived here in TN 5 years and STILL call it stuffing! haha So... does that mean you'll be at Grace on Sunday?!

Emily Doss said...

Nope- we'll be heading back to Valpo on Saturday for GracePoint's services. It will be one quick trip to Clarksville.

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin pie! Gotta have jellied cranberry sauce with that turkey & Dressing. Of course no matter what we eat, the best thanksgiving treat is having family gathered around. Y'all drive safely!
Love,
Papa Doss

a wandering heart said...

I grew up with stuffing, never heard of dressing until I moved here. I like them both, but prefer my mom's homemade stuffing.

I'm baking a cranberry mandarin relish as I type... later I'll make the green bean casserole and brandied cranberries for the adults.

My Mom also always made a pumpkin chiffon pie that was really yummy.
Have a safe trip!