Friday, November 6, 2009

Show Us Your Life: Thanksgiving Recipes and Traditions

This week's "Show Us Your Life" from Kelly's Korner is all about Thanksgiving recipes and traditions. My all time favorite Thanksgiving treat is Cranberry Sauce! Yummm!
Yes, I know it's not the turkey or dressing, but I love cranberry sauce. I love the chunky and regular kinds. Yummmmm!!!! I could eat it straight from the can and skip out on the rest of the holiday treats.

As far as traditions go, my mom and I go to the yearly "Huff 'N Puff before You Stuff" class at Jazzercise on Thanksgiving morning. Then, for my side of the family, we always go to my great-uncle's house for Thanksgiving lunch. He's a great cook, but he knows to always have cranberry sauce on hand.

Now that Fred and I are married, we have to go to his parents house for Thanksgiving dinner. Her cooking is good, but not as good as my family's. I think she forgot the cranberry sauce last year. I was sad. So, by the end of the day, we're stuffed and we don't want to see that food for a long while!!!

Most of my neighbors are from out of town and they were talking about how hard it is to visit their families and their husband's families for the holidays, but I think it's harder to eat TWO Thanksgivings in the same city. Thankfully, my dad's side of the family and Fred's mom's side of the family doesn't get together for this holiday. I couldn't imagine eating FOUR Thanksgiving meals.

Three years ago on November 23 (which was Thanksgiving night), Fred and I had our first date. Fred's family used to do Thanksgiving lunch until I came along. We both were free that evening; so, we went on our first date to see "Stranger Than Fiction". It was the best Thanksgiving yet!

For better recipes than a can of cranberry sauce, visit my recipe blog here.


Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

I love cranberry sauce too! Yummmm!

Heather said...

I have to disagree with you on this one. I have never been a fan of this stuff. My mom makes an awesome cranberry salad, jello thingy on Thanksgiving.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I LOVE cranberry sauce too. I actually like ANYTHING Cranberry.
I only had the stuff out of the can until a few years ago. My mom or Gram...I have no idea who finally made it from scratch and I was in Heaven!
SO cute you had your first date on T-day!!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

That's so funny you like the cranberry sauce the best! You'll have to check out my post about Thanksgiving to get a good laugh!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

I know right!! I impressed myself! I have no idea about Christmas, we usually just have the same kind of dinner... but I wouldn't mind changing it up. What do you guys do? That's a topic I should ask everyone, cause I would be curious to know what other people do. I never even thought about that until know.

Heather said...

I am not a big cranberry sauce person, but everyone else in my family is! I always think it looks pretty, I don't know why I don't eat, honestly I don't think I have ever tried it.