Thanksgiving, guys. It’s pretty clear that it’s my favorite holiday. I mean, think about it, every day is a feast at my house, imagine Thanksgiving as like the feasts to end all feasts.
It’s the time where we celebrate family, good health, and the art of the home cooked meal. Instead of doing the half and half thing with both of our families, Brian and I decided to choose one major holiday per family, and that way we don’t feel like we’re running around with our heads cut off.
(Let’s be honest, the real reason we chose that is because the thought of sharing Christmas would make my mother spontaneously combust.) Well that, and the fact that we were lucky that his family makes a big deal out of Thanksgiving, and mine makes a big deal out of Christmas.
I call that a win. But back when I was a wee little Whitlet, we used to make a really big deal about Thanksgiving. We’d all drive to my great aunt’s house, and all 5000 of us (practically) would spend the day bobbing and weaving in and out of her 10 Christmas trees. No, I’m not kidding. Every room had a themed tree, I think it’s actually a Kentucky thing because I know a lot of people who do that. My great grandmother would cook a feast along with my Aunt Carolyn, and keeping us kids out of the kitchen, well, that was impossible.
What I find funny is that is such a universal Thanksgiving story. ”My uncle/sister/grandpa/me wouldn’t stay of the kitchen, because we were trying to sneak food before it was dinner time.” There is always someone sneaking stuffing out of the pan, and it brings me joy to see that every year, no matter where I am or who I am with.
While the days of running through my Aunt Carolyn’s kitchen are over, I still smile at the memory and laugh when I find myself sneaking a piece of turkey while it’s being carved.
I got to thinking about how to keep prying hands out of the kitchen until dinner time, and this idea of a mid-day tapas came to me.
You put out appetizers to hold them at bay, and then you have a clear kitchen and they are starving while the bird finishes. I know, right? It’s the small things.
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