Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Memories...

I can't sleep tonight, so I thought I would post my thoughts on my blog. I was thinking about how much I loved spending Thanksgiving with family when I was just a kid. It was so much fun playing with my cousins, my brother and sister, and eating all that turkey and chicken and dumplings or gumbo etc. Oh how that makes my mouth water right now! What I would give for some collard greens. We would always go to my Little Granny's house and also to my Mammaw's at the Hargrove Hotel. I always looked so forward to those holidays!

I also have such fond memories as a teenager too....oh the fun I had with Karen Kay, T.K. and Debbie! I so enjoyed spending holidays with them. Of course the food was always fantastic, but the fun we had together was the best! I remember discovering that I loved dressing (stuffing) and I don't mean stove top stuffing either. I can't believe I had been missing out on it all those years because for some reason I thought I didn't like it! Silly me. I also discovered broccoli and sour cream, which now has become a tradition, as I have to have it every Thanksgiving. Yum!

And oh how I miss Thanksgiving at Andy's mom and dad's with a house full of people, kids everywhere and food that never ended. Seriously I'm talkin' lots of food...pies, cookies, candies, cheese cakes.....you name it, we had it, plus the turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, rolls, dressing etc. Oh and I can't forget Evelyn's chocolate roll...Andy still raves about it! Wish I knew how to make it. How I loved watching my kids play with all of their cousins because I knew they were having a blast, just as I did when I was growing up.

I have so many fond memories....too many to mention them all. As I reflect on these special times in my life, I am ever so anxious to make many more Thanksgiving memories!

5 comments:

  1. Well, you are just gonna have to come on up and we will take you to the Southern Kitchen. A fantastic restaurant with southern cookin'. We ate there Sat. night (it is just around the corner from the hospital). And I had collard greens!!! Also some fried okra, macaroni and cheese, and southern fried chicken! They have so many yummy foods! So lets make a date!!! Hope your Thanksgiving is a blessed one!

    ~Emily Houston

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  2. Oh yum Emily, that sounds so good! I do miss collard greens and now that I'm thinkin' of it.....blackeyed peas, crowder peas and purple hull peas too. I do love okra, but fried foods don't agree with me anymore. It would be fun to go there with you sometime. Maybe after we are all settled in our house.

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  3. I'll be waiting! ;-)

    ~Emily

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  4. So while you're waiting.......why don't you start a blog? It is a fun way to share pics of the kids and family events etc.

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  5. Hmmmmm....that is up to my hubby. I'd love to, but, well... time. I know, I know, I already leave comments for everyone so what difference would that make? ha ha.

    ~Emily

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