Posted on Nov 21, 2012
Thanksgiving Family Story and In Home Senior Care for the Holidays
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Thankfulness. The things that fill my life with thankfulness come in all shape and sizes, all personalities and quirks. When the chilly months roll around, I can’t help but be prompted to think about the people, things, and experiences I am thankful for. That is why Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. Whether you have long standing traditions or do something new each year, we all have something in our lives that makes it worth making memories. For me, that is bringing the entire family together from all parts of the state to share stories and great tasting food.
Some of the greatest comfort foods included in a Thanksgiving feast include mashed potatoes made with real butter and cream. A dish that I am always in charge of is the green bean casserole. I have discovered it is much easier to create this dish in a crockpot so it can heat up and stay warm without much work involved. The midafternoon Thanksgiving holiday dinner is a feast of a juicy turkey, veggies, fruit, casseroles, fresh baked biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy. There is no way anyone is leaving the table with an empty stomach!
The best thing about a large Thanksgiving meal with family is the wonderful aromatic smells and the sounds of laughter of getting reacquainted. In my family, the wishbone is often the most fought over piece of the holiday. Usually rock, paper, scissors will determine the two lucky family members who will get to pull the wishbone for a chance at making a wish. If I am lucky enough to get a chance at making a wish, I am hoping for the chance to make the upcoming New Year a success for my family. I am thankful for all that I have created, achieved and survived in the past year because all that I have been through has made me who I am. I won’t be too specific about my wish, because everyone knows that you can’t say a wish out loud or it won’t come true!
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