I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Over ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about our Thanksgiving from 10 years ago.
We were living in the farmhouse then. I still had Karl and Kalissa living at home with us. They were high schoolers at the time.
Here’s what I wrote:
That yummy pecan pie in the photo is a recipe from Mary at Quilt Hollow (I had a link but the blog is no longer there) …It’s a cream cheese pecan pie and it’s to die for. It’s even worth treadmill time…..
Here’s how my Thanksgiving is going so far….
Butterscotch Apple Cake….Check…(also worth treadmill time).
Jelly for Homemade buns…Check
Kale and Greens with Bacon….Check
Green Bean Casserole…Check
Pickles and Olives….Check
Cream Cheese Jalapeño Dip and Crackers….Check
Turkey Roasting in the Oven….Check.
Family to eat it all…..Oops.
The weather didn’t cooperate. We’ve had freezing rain on and off for the last 18 hours. It isn’t horrible everywhere but enough to make it iffy. My college kids (all three of them) and their significant others are playing it safe. They all have evening commitments with the other side of the family in the afternoon so they were planning to be here bright and early this morning. They all live just far enough away that it won’t be melted enough to get here to make it worth the trip….I am fine with them not making it and even suggested that they stay home… SAFETY FIRST. Kelli and Jason live close enough that they might try to sneak over in time for a noon meal. I think Jason is just that in love with my homemade buns!
Another complication….Our youngest, Kalissa, got a NASTY flu on Tuesday and it lingered into Wednesday. She finally kept her first food down last night at supper. No one wants to catch that bug.
Dinner here with just be the four…or maybe six of us…very low key.
My hubby was wondering about what to do with all the food as most of my cooking was done before the weather came…. I am not a drop worried or concerned with that. He’s going to be getting leftovers for the next three days and I won’t be in the kitchen…I’ll be SEWING!”
This Thanksgiving is much like that Thanksgiving was…low key. Our family is playing it safe today and only the people who regularly are at our house are going to be at our house. That means Kalissa’s family, Kelli’s family along with Karl and me.
The funny thing is, I kind of was sad about not having everyone here. In my mind, I had thought we always have Thanksgiving together. I guess we didn’t always. I had forgotten completely about this until I re-read the post. I’m guessing 10 years down the road we will remember that we weren’t together on Thanksgiving in 2020 just because it is 2020 after all….the year of all things strange, but we’ll have more good family Thanksgivings between now and then.
I guess this just goes to show, we will get through this all…
Even with the way things are now, there is still so much to be thankful for. Although this year brought some hard things, so much good has come from it too. Right now high on my list of things I’m thankful for is that Kelli and Jason were to Mayo Clinic and an ultrasound was done on the babies. Both are looking awesome. In the beginning, one had “something” near their belly and it wasn’t known if it was an abscess or what. That has completely cleared. YAHOO.
I’m hoping you too are finding things to be thankful for today and every day.