My Mom decided after last year’s family fiasco that she has sworn off making Thanksgiving Dinners. Therefore, everyone has decided to come to my house here in San Antonio. At first I was excited. Then reality has set in. I think that it dawned on me last night that I have no clue how to make the traditional turkey and dressing dinner. It is times like these that I wish my grandmother were still here.
She was the total Southern Belle. I can still remember her famous brunch meals when I was a child. She would be in the kitchen for hours making all of our southern favorites, homemade biscuits and red eye gravy, fried chicken, salt bacon, bacon, eggs, you name it, it was there. You would be so full that you just had to take a nap after wards. Thanksgivings were a lot of the same, but with a Bloody Mary’s before the meal . Oh, and a turkey!
Don’t get me wrong, I know that this is an opportunity to start my own traditions, to form my own memories with my family, I guess it is the fear of the new, the failed dressing or the burned turkey. But there is also the fear that if it is too good, I might get stuck doing it every year!
For now I am off to look at table ideas. Here are just a few.
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