Thursday, November 26, 2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN SPITE OF 2020


Here we are!  Thanksgiving 2020.  At least we've all made it this far.  We are having a scaled back Thanksgiving for two...scaled back for us anyway, ha.  You know we like to cook (and eat!) and you can see our meals through the years if you look back at Thanksgivings past.  I'll have pics up over the weekend.

Since 2nd Man does the bulk of it and his new job has kept him very busy, it wasn't fair to keep him in there chopping and doing prep stuff.  He needs the four days off just like I do.

On our menu:

Dry brined turkey roasted with duck fat
Southern green beans with tomatoes onions & bacon
Broccoli rice casserole
Giblet gravy
Homemade yeast rolls
Four season pie with vanilla ice cream

It's all pretty simple (except maybe the rolls but he had to bake something).  The turkey process was started Tuesday so not much to do today on that.  Green beans pretty simple.  I'm making the broccoli rice casserole (also simple).  His gravy is always wonderful and he enjoys making that.  The pie is from a local store bakery, it is one pie with four flavors.


Due to the pandemic of course, we are not going ANYWHERE for the holiday.  I keep hearing people saying 'they cancelled Thanksgiving'.  Sigh.  No, Thanksgiving isn't cancelled, we just have to do it differently this year so that we can all be here next year  to enjoy it (hopefully) pandemic free.  We can all use today to reflect on what we are thankful for.  That might get lost in the bigger busy holidays but just maybe today we can all realize the little things.  

Happy Thanksgiving from both of us to all of you!

13 comments:

  1. If you had a "like" button, I would tap it! Next year will be better and this year -- today -- Well make your own fun and make it the best damn Thanksgiving you can!
    My turkey thighs turned out FABULOUS!

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    1. Love it! Thank you! I LOVE thighs, that's so good. Best damn thanksgiving! Yes we can!

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  2. Me and hubby are just spending a nice quiet day by ourselves. Have simple meal; Ham and a couple of side dishes. Oh, he did mow our yard so that is done before the rain moves in.

    Thanksgiving is not canceled.
    Some Thanksgiving parties and gatherings are canceled.
    Thanksgiving is more important than ever.
    It may quieter.
    It may be smaller.
    It may be different . . .
    but if we take a moment to reflect on all the
    little things that we are thankful for,
    this Thanksgiving
    could mean so much more.
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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    1. Wow, wise words! YOU ARE SO RIGHT. This Thanksgiving can mean so much more when we have the chance to reflect on what we are thankful for.

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    2. I love Colleen's comment, and I'm glad you mentioned that Thanksgiving goes on. The holidays are never canceled. Happy Thanksgiving to you two fine gentlemen.

      Love,

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    3. Thank you Janie, you are too sweet!! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. We'll all get through this together.

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  3. I H8 MAGAts and covidiots! hope you are having a good day!

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    1. LOL! Hope you are having a great day too. Hugs!

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  4. A smaller but still thankful Thanksgiving.
    Happy Thanksgiving to both of you! Your menu sounds delicious!

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  5. I hope your day was great and you can enjoy the remaining three days.It was just the two of us, but we enjoyed a lazy day with a very limited Thanksgiving meal. Thankful for everything we could buy that was prepared so I only had to make the cranberry relish and warm everything else!

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  6. Friday; Ok, everyone be honest; just how many of us had to go and put on our stretch pants or loosen up our belt after eating our Thanksgiving meal?
    Not me. I eat just until I feel slightly full and then I quit; not overly stuffed.
    I didn't even eat dessert.

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  7. happy thanksgiving...one day late! yesterday was very busy!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving!! Your menu sounds divine! :)

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