Friday, November 16, 2012

The Tried and Trues

Grandma's in the kitchen, making the memories!

This time next week, the turkey and dressing will be in containers in the fridge, waiting for that perfect after Thanksgiving sandwich or a full go-around... the rewarming of all the goodies left. We do it up right; starchy sides, rich desserts and buttery breads so by the time the next day rolls around we're still not hungry even though it's been hours since we ate! Nothing really sounds good except maybe a turkey sandwich.

It starts off plain, just the turkey and the bread... maybe some romaine lettuce and a few slices of tomato. Then a little cranberry sauce, that's when you spy the dressing/stuffing and make the decision to warm up a little dab to put on that sandwich. It was so good after all and would make this plain, diet version turkey sand a little more festive! Before you know it you have a Dagwood in your hands and you are miserable, again!

When it comes to holidays, we celebrate with food and plenty of it. That's the way my parents did it, and my grandparents and all of the ones who came before that. The ritual that we call Thanksgiving is all about the deliciousness of our lives, being together and remembering those who have gone on before. Not to be tampered with, this is what makes Thanksgiving so very special...

13 comments:

  1. Oh yes that an turkey wild rice soup afterwards... oh holy cow, just yummy.

    I love to create from leftovers as I try different ideas which hubby then wants me to remake again. Nope, I tell him, this is a one of a kind with leftovers!

    warm hugs,
    Cotton Peony

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    1. Right up my alley, Turkey Wild Rice Soup sounds "worthy" of leftover turkey!

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  3. No tampering allowed!

    I even love dressing cold......for breakfast.

    I bought my turkey yesterday....let the games begin.

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    1. Cold... LOL! My Dad used to make a cold dressing sandwich and I can't throw stones, I like cold pizza!

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  4. I enjoyed this brief and TRUE entry!

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    1. Musings, that's what my blog is all about! If Seinfeld can have a show about "nothing," ... why not a blog?

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  5. Joy, you always hit the nail on the head. The evening turkey sandwich after the noontime feast is my favorite part of the holiday. And have a nice one too.

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    1. Me too Donna! I so full after tasting while cooking that I rarely eat much at the big meal. But later on... after everyone's gone and I have a chance to get hungry- that's when it really tastes good!

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  6. Food is a great tradition....for Thanksgiving and we truly have so much to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. That so true, it's all the traditions that make a special Thanksgiving. I ♥ making everyone's favorites. The recipes that my Grandmother made are like she's still at the table with us...

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    1. Thanks Penny, we're all doing the same thing right now... planning, buying and cooking! Why is it that I love the holidays so much?

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