Today on the #letsblogoff series, Thanksgiving!
It really didn't take long for me to think so some of the finer Thanksgiving memories I've had over the years. I'd like to share eight of my favorite things about Thanksgiving(in no particular order, of course).
1. No presents.
This actually might be my favorite part of Thanksgiving. With the commercialization of seemingly every other major holiday it's nice to have a day where we can eat and be merry without the worry of giving an impersonal gift card or receiving another sweater(and not a cashmere one, I assure you).
2. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(specifically, the Rockettes)
Thanks Mom, for this one. I still watch the parade every year to see the Rockettes. It's nice when they are close to the front of the parade so I don't have to sit there all morning.
3. Wacky Parade Balloons
Granted, I wasn't around in 1937 to see this Pinnochio-looking fella float through the NYC parade route, but each time I see it I marvel at it's strangeness. Modern day examples would be: that random silver bunny from a couple years ago, Pikachu, the headless dinosaur, Smoky the Bear(You can prevent Central Park fires), etc.
4. Katie Couric
Thanks Katie for the good years of hosting the Macy's Parade, and darn you for getting to big to do it now. I miss Katie and Willard like whoa.
5. Autumnal Tablescapes
Because Martha Stewart says so.
6. Cranberry Sauce
Maybe your family eats cranberry sauce more than once a year, but not this bunch. To be completely honest, I don't think we have turkey every year(I can tear up some dressing though). Certainly, one doesn't have to eat the canned stuff(there are some pretty good recipes out there) but is there anything more fun than watching someone shake it out of a can and hearing that very distinctive plopping sound?
Wanna hear my schedule for Thanksgiving? Load up my plate with my grandmother's dressing and aforementioned cranberry sauce and sit on the sofa(aka children's area) and watch the Packers and Lions. In Alabama, it's unlikely there could be a more uninteresting football game. It is football though, and we will watch it.
8. Dessert(especially if someone made some Paula Deen treats)
Not sure I want Paula actually making the pie/cake, considering she blended up a glass bowl as one of the ingredients trying to show Oprah how it's done.
So I guess that's about it. Of course it's nice to see my family and visit and etc... as long as they aren't blocking the tv while the parade is on. Sheesh!
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