Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello All!

I hope all my American friends had a great long weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!  To everyone else, I hope you had a great weekend as well.

My holiday was filled with lots of family, turkey, mashed potatoes, some friendly games of catchphrase (girls won) and lots of football.  I think it's safe to say that I watch about 15 hours of football a week, only 4 of which are my Denver Broncos.  Hubby is obsessed with al things NFL thanks to his fantasy football league.

I usually try to multitask while football is on but something about Thanksgiving just makes me want to watch all the games.  I think it's just nostalgia for me.  In my big midwestern family it wasn't unusual to have 40 people at our Thanksgiving celebration.  Among those 40 would be aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, family friends and random boyfriends of my predominantly female cousins.

I didn't get back to Indiana this year but my Mom and Dad hosted the annual get together and I know that she roasted two 17 lb turkeys and a giant ham and they went through almost all of it.  All of my Indiana Aunties are fantastic cooks so the buffet has everything from corn pudding to sweet/mashed/cheesy potatoes, green beans, various breads and salads as well as 5-10 homemade pies.

After everyone goes into a food coma we split up into 4 areas: The dining room for the talkers, the family room by the fire for the footballers, the upstairs bonus room for the big screen showing of the latest blockbuster (think Spiderman, Transformers, X-Men) and then the basement couch is reserved each year for the classic holiday movie Christmas Vacation.

I hope that you and your family have some fun holiday traditions as well!  Feel free to share them in the comments if you want to.

What's on your Christmas List this year?

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