Monday, October 13, 2008

holiday countdown

(This was in my mailbox this weekend....I usually send my copy to my mom, but sorry mom, I am keeping this one!)

Most people say Christmas is their favorite holiday.
I do love Christmas, but in years past, it has been hijacked by commercialism. It's hard to keep focused on the message of Christmas when you're bombarded by commercials and glitzty ad campaigns. (I am seriously considering boycotting TV for the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas.)

This year, it's a down-home, homemade frugal holiday season that will be about the message of GIVING. The kids and I are going to be delivering homemade kids' gift baskets to shelters, gifts of their own making. I don't want them steeped in the "gimme, gimme, gimme" of the holidays.

So their holiday goal this year (and in years to come) is to "give, give, give"...

Thanksgiving is MY favorite holiday. I love cooking all of these traditional goodies. We do two turkies: one smoked, one oven-roasted. (but we eat turkey year-round, because it's soooooo inexpensive). I love cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie (but I make it for Greg). In fact, I am not really a fan of pies...I used to love ambrosia....until my mother told me it had SOUR CREAM in it (I abhor sour cream....instant gag reflex reaction.) I love being with my family. I have so much to be grateful for. The love and all that goes with it, you know?

What are YOUR Thanksgiving tradition? Any recipes you wanna share, link us up! There are 39 days until Thanksgiving.....! I can't wait! I'll share my TG menu as time draws nearer.


Casdok said...

Give give give. Love it and thats how it should be and spending time with family :)

Anonymous said...

At Thanksgiving, nothing really matters to me except the stuffing and apple pie. I only eat the meat and veggies to make it a balanced meal!

rennratt said...

I love cream cheese/cherries and cream cheese/olives on bread (homemade), in celery or simply by the spoonful.

I also love watergate salad, green salad...all of it!

My FAVORITE tradition, however, is my uncle sitting close by, playing his accordion. It's an acquired taste, I know.