You know you are a part of a large family when Thanksgiving is very crowded, full of lots of food and lots of noise!
You start with lots of organizing, and then you know everyone will be sad if there is not leftovers.
So, your cooking list looks something like this….
2 turkeys (22 pounds each or more)
4 gallon bucket of peeled potatoes
1 gallon of green beans + 5 small cans
What is funny is that when everyone shows up, you discover you have over 26 pies, not counting the extra desserts.
Lots of opinions, plus the standard arguments we plan for. =) I don’t know if all families have those, but we have the same arguements every year, so now we plan for them! For example, my mom likes so much cinnamon in her pie, it could burn your tongue a bit, and I prefer cinnamon on the lighter side. I prefer thinner gravy made with cornstarch, and my mom and sister prefer it thicker and with milk and flour, the list goes on!
We had lots of yummy snacks to hold people over throughout the day and night! Eggnog is really yummy in Oolong tea, by the way!
The two tables were not enough for everyone to sit around, but everyone had lots to be thankful for. We went around the room and said one word of something we were thankful for. It was very nice and fast!
It was a great Thanksgiving and in spite of having so many pies, we managed to give them away along with small bags of leftovers to everyone.
Hope you all had a good one!