My Grandmother Ellie was a true matriarch, and Thanksgiving was her holiday. No matter how spread out around the country, everyone was summonsed home for a formal Thanksgiving dinner together. Another of her traditions was to relegate my cousin Jane and me to look after our younger siblings and cousins at the “children’s table”. Jane was less than thrilled with the arrangement since her brother Larry got to sit with the adults.
Now we are the adults, and Grammy would be proud that the cousins (at least the ones within driving distance) managed to reassemble yesterday. The lack of a children’s table was duly noted, and provoked quite a few memories and giggles. Jane got even with her brother for getting to be part of Grammy’s adult table by making him wear a turkey hat, and centerpiece decorating projects might have given others cause
to mistake our table for the missing kids table, but hey – we get to set the rules these days, and the rule of the day was less formal, more fun. I must add it was equally delightful for me that someone else was handling the bulk of the feast for a change, since I’m usually working through the holiday. All I had to do was bring the stuffing, so thank you for a delicious spread cuz!
I know we’re probably all still trying to digest that huge holiday dinner, but I thought it might be helpful to share the post I did last year on ideas for repurposing those Thanksgiving leftovers, and the Personal Chef Approach on how to optimally “heat to eat them.” Click the link above for a refresher course.
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