Monday, November 24, 2008

Thank you. Thank you very much.

In the immortal words of Elvis, I thank you faithful MRMR readers very much for accompanying me on my writing journey. I'm off to catch the turkey so I can put a cute hat on it before I eat it. Have a wonderful holiday with the ones you love (and even those you merely tolerate because you're related to them in some way. Just drink plenty of wine.).
Tofurkey or the real thing? Sweet potatoes or mashed? Pumpkin pie or apple? What's on the menu? Who's cooking? What's your favoritest thing to be thankful for? I say Sadie and Juliette and my four kids. And happy birthday today to Jessie, my Thanksgiving baby!


MistyJo said...

It's the same old menu of southern food this year at my mom's house. the only addition is the homemade muscadine wine and scuppanon wine, the latter of which smells like butter. Still haven't figured out how the hell that happened, but both have a nice taste. I'll need the wine this year if I have to sit around my brother. We've been at war, having drawn battle lines in late September. "Peter Pan" needed an unsugarcoated talk of how it was time to grow up and leave Neverland, and I delivered it. Should make for some interesting fireworks for the holiday. LOL!

I'm thankful for my family (the ones I do get along with!) and friends, and especially for Susie, our newest addition. This Thanksgiving will be her first real one. She's very excited about the food and decorating my mom's tree that day. Some of the things that she reandomly shares about her life makes my heart ache.

Maggie, I've missed your blog, and I'm sorry that it's been so long since I've been around. Happy Thanksgiving! (((((HUGS)))))

MistyJo said...

oops..."reandomly" should be "randomly"...I really shouldn't type on just four hours of sleep!

Gillian Layne said...

Hi Maggie! I want the "staples"--stuffing, gravy, turkey, pumpkin pie.

My mom is doing all the heavy work. I'm showing up with green bean casserole, jello salad, and chicken and noodles.

I'm very, very thankful this year that both husband and I have a secure (as can be) job and a steady paycheck. My heart breaks for all those who don't. And I'm really thankful for all my good friends. :)

terrio said...

I've been over here twice today and keep getting sidetracked before I can comment. So I better type this fast. Ignore typos. :)

I'm going to the church for T-day dinner this year. And all I have to do is take two pies. I'm thinking about baking them, however, highly likely I'll just buy them already made. Then it's football, football, football. That's what happens when your BF would rather watch football than do anything else. And I mean *anything*. sigh

I'm thankful for my kiddo and having a guy that makes me smile everyday. And he has a pretty great kid too. I'm thankful for my cute little apartment, for being closer to work, and for the massive drop in gas prices! I'm thankful for my family and for all the fantabulous people in our online community. You all make my days brighter and I can't imagine life without you!

Thanks for making MRMR such a fun place to hang out, Maggie. And thanks for all those lovely pictures you send me. ;)

Lindsey said...

I'm still in France, so I'm missing Thanksgiving. It's a bit of a bummer - it's my favorite holiday - but I am in France, so it's not like I can complain. ;) I think we'll have a celebration of some sort - Marie turns 4 mos old on Thursday as well. But I hope you'll all eat some extra pumpkin pie for me!

Elyssa Papa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I'm going to the aunt's this year, but I'm sure there'll be turkey. But I look more forward to the side dishes like bean casserole and carrots in the brown sugar sauce. Plus, dessert is the best part.

I'm thankful for this writing community, especially my wonderful CPs, and for my family.

Janga said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Maggie!

Like Misty Jo, my holiday table will be groaning with the weight of traditional Southern dishes. My favorites among them will be the sweet potatoes and the lemon chess pie.

But sweetest of all will be Caitlin, our new little one who will be almost six weeks old Thanksgiving.

Maggie Robinson said...

Bonjour, Lindsey! Merci for checking in across the ocean. I hope you have a spectacular time in France. I haven't been there in ages. I'll eat extra pumpkin pie for you if you have a croissant for me.

Janga and Misty Jo, every time I read those southern Thanksgiving menus, my mouth waters. I lived in Virginia for four years, and there was some good eating to be had. I loaned all my Paula Deen magazines and cookbooks to one of my daughters, or I'd be cooking up a storm. MJ, enjoy the homemade wine,Susie and your other kids and Janga, enjoy the new little grand! Last Thanksgiving Sadie was two months old and we passed her all around the table.

Thanks so much, Terri.The joy in my house is that the TV is downstairs in the lower-level living room, so there will be no football upstairs in the kitchen while I cook! I'm keeping the company down there so they don't see me drop stuff on the floor.

Gillian, we're pretty traditional here too, although my son-in-law's aunt is bringing a dessert called Sex in a Pan!!! My girls say they won't come home unless there's green bean casserole. :)

Ely, right back at you, CP! I usually do carrots in brown sugar, but this year it will be squash with brown sugar. I could eat brown sugar on anything.

PJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm having Turkey Day dinner at my nephew's house. He's a terrific cook so I know I'll be in for lots of goodies. I'm in charge of dessert and am making apple squares and pumpkin pie. Thursday night I'm taking apple squares and chocolate chip cookies (for the college kids) next door for Thanksgiving dessert. Friday, the dogs and I will head to Charlotte to spend the weekend with my family of the heart. We're having *another* full Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday with all my favorites like cornbread dressing, cranberry salad, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin and pecan pies and more apple squares.

I'm most thankful for my wonderful family, the little ones who make me smile and friends who lift me up every day.

Maggie Robinson said...

PJ, I'm all for extra Thanksgiving dinners. I hope you have a safe and delicious trip! Yum to the sweet potato casserole and seeing your old neighbors.

Tiffany Chalmers said...

mmmm....carrots in brown sugar! mmmmmm.... mixed with rutabaga. mmmm...
I love baked yams. They are my fave holiday food, topped with butter and brown sugar.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those south of the border!

irisheyes said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Maggie! I'm not cooking so it's gonna be a very relaxing day! I'm in charge of bringing some fruit - very low stress. About all I can handle these days.

I'm thankful I'm not cooking tomorrow. I'm thankful for all of the fantastic food I know I'm gonna enjoy over the coming days. I'm thankful for my new job which I am thoroughly enjoying. I'm thankful for this awesome internet community that allows me to come play at all hours of the day and night. But most of all I'm thankful for my DH and kids. They're the greatest (most of the time :)

Have a lovely day and enjoy your family, Maggie!

Santa said...

Our numbers are decreasing of late so it was a quiet Thanksgiving for us. One of the fringe benefits of owning a gourmet shop is that our chef prepares a host of sides dishes, gravies, soups and appetizers. Much of our meal was from those items and they were delicious. A small stuffed turkey breast rounded out the meal.

My youngest instituted a new ritual this year. After we said grace, we each had to say what we were thankful for. I know that I had tears streaming down my face as each of my kids listed what they were grateful for. Not one toy, TV or movie character was mentioned.

I am truly blessed.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all.

Maggie Robinson said...

Tiff, rutabaga? I don't even know what that is.

Irish, hope all was relaxing. I'm already altering next year's menu to include the damn sweet potatoes, cause everybody wondered where they were.

Aww, Santa.You're a lucky gal and your kids are lucky to have you!

Tiffany Chalmers said...

It's those small purplely hard things. Like a turnip on smaller. And tasty when mushed together with carrots. :)