25. November 2010 01:26
Does it always have to be turkey?
Today as we celebrate all that we can be thankful for, I was wondering what Thanksgiving meals are being served around the country. The "traditional" (so-to-speak) menu consists of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes. Some people only eat these foods on this day (let's face it, it is a big carb attack). Most of us can rationalize that since we are exercising (a.k.a. Black Friday shopping) the following day, we must bulk up on our calorie intake. We will definitely need it!
Recently, I was discussing menu options with a friend. She said that since they went to both sides of her family on Thanksgiving Day, her mom served different dishes to keep a variety. It is a major courtesy to do this, but also it keeps everything new. I mean, how many of us want to have a turkey dinner more than once in a day? Okay, I know, some of us think it is the best thing in the world, but seriously, variety never hurt anything.
She also mentioned that at Christmas time, her family served up a huge Italian style buffet instead of traditional roast, ham, or turkey. I remember fondly a Christmas Eve when my husband's family had pizza. It was easy, everyone loved it, and no one had to cook. Now, that is something to be thankful for.
Tjoos wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family and friends and be safe!