Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving: Parades, Good Food and Family

The article written by Jan Gallagher

I live for Thanksgiving. I know some people say that Christmas is their favorite holiday. The gift giving, the endless supply of cookies and the peace on earth are all enough to make even the bah humbuggiest person smile. I can agree with that philosophy but I just prefer to cook. I make enough food for a small army and then have my entire family fall asleep on the sofa shortly after consuming it. I usually cook over eleven side dishes plus the turkey and three or four desserts. I enjoy getting up in the pre-dawn hours to get started. I start my morning with coffee and the Thanksgiving parades. It doesn't really matter to me which parade I watch; I get so many on the satellite TV we got after finding this DirecTV comparison on the internet. I start with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and then branch out to whichever one has the hosts that I like best. I like listening to them while I quietly prepare the day's feast in the kitchen. My children slowly get up and wander downstairs. I usually have some calorie-laden, homemade baked good for them to nimble on while they watch the parades with me. I take breaks to snuggle on the sofa with them and admire a marching band here and a float of Mickey Mouse there. I can't think of a better way to spend a Thanksgiving morning.

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