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...