Thursday, November 25, 2010
Today we shared our Thanksgiving dinner with two close friends. To be honest though I felt like I shared it with some many more, women of my past and present.
As I was washing the last of the dishes this evening it came to me...
I made a Lemon Meringue Pie just as my husband's grandmother would have Thanksgiving morning.
I set the table with same dishes my father's mother used.
I washed, trussed, and stuffed my turkey with lemons, herbs, and garlic just like my mother does.
I cleaned and polished the silverware that my great aunt made shine.
I made sure there was ample squash just as my mother's mother does.
I prepared a classic sage and onion stuffing reminiscent of my mother in-law's.
Then, as I washed the dishes I realized I ended my Thanksgiving Day just as my grandmother would have. I may have never cooked a meal with some of these women and some I cook with on a regular basis but I will forever think of each one every year when it comes time to prepare my Thanksgiving dinner.
This love of food is so much more than enjoying a great meal. It is about showing love to those around you and remembering the influential people of your past.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Posted by Liz