Let’s Start A NEW Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving 2012 (18)

It’s hard to cook a 20lb turkey when you can only lift 10lbs.  Also time on my feet was limited.  I started by making the Broccoli Salad.  It’s a layered salad that marinates for twenty-four hours in the fridge.  After that my guys lived up to their promise and joined me in the kitchen.  They were a great help in all the chopping to make the stuffing (I do stuffing with apples, veggies, sausage, nuts…).  They were also the heavy pan lifters.  Mike was the official Turkey Baker of the house.  He did as well as I could.

There was a mix up about Thanksgiving dinner time so we didn’t conflict with Aaron’s obligations at Sara’s family.  It was okay we went over for dessert at Sara’s house then came home to have our dinner.  It all worked out just fine.

I liked having help so much that I’m going to make family preparation of the dinner a NEW family tradition.  I’m all excited for it and gung-ho for next year.  The guys don’t seem to be embracing it so much.  I can’t see why they wouldn’t love it too instead of sleeping in while I cook or watching football while I cook they get to get up and be a part of the holiday preparations!

So here’s our day in photos:

My start on the broccoli salad.

My start on the broccoli salad.

The start of a new family tradition or at least my sous chefs of 2012.

The start of a new family tradition or at least my sous chefs of 2012.

The meal progresses...

The meal progresses…

The guys goof off at the table.  It's my family tradition to take pictures of holiday table before anyone eats.  We have 3 generations of them.  However my group no longer does good china nor do we take it seriously any more.

The guys goof off at the table. It’s my family tradition to take pictures of holiday table before anyone eats. We have 3 generations of them. However my group no longer does good china nor do we take it seriously any more.

The final result - a wonderfully delicious plate!

The final result – a wonderfully delicious plate!

Until next time! Hopefully the new tradition sticks – I’m sure they will come around to it.

2 thoughts on “Let’s Start A NEW Thanksgiving Tradition

  1. Wow! The food looks amazing! It’s great you got your blokes to work in the kitchen! The only guy at my home I want in the kitchen is Art Major or perhaps Son-In-Law. The other two are hopeless.

    • They were under strict supervision but we had a good time. My son is actually a good cook. Since he was in middle school during the summers he was required to plan and cook one meal a week for the experience. Turns out he enjoys it but now it’s not give the list to mom of what you need and it appears at the house. Now he’s got to go shopping for his place and appreciates the day back when… LOL!

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