Thanks for Thanksgiving

Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm :: No Comments

Thanksgiving is not a relaxing holiday for Jason and me. Between cooking and making rounds with our families, there’s little time for rump ease.

This year, Jason and I were up baking caramel apple pies and rum cake until Thanksgiving’s wee hours. After a sleep break, we recommenced the cooking with phyllo wrapped asparagus before heading off to the first in our succession of family meals.

Jason's family is notorious for their inability to take a normal picture.

Jason’s family is notorious for their inability to take a normal picture.

Our opening dinner was really lunch and it was with Jason’s side. As usual, at this get-together there were more spuds and ham than most could consume and more teasing than most could tolerate. Luckily, my skin is thick and my love for taters nearly infinite.

One of my culinary concoctions this year was a rum cake. It turned out rather sinfully fabulous.

One of my culinary concoctions this year was a rum cake. It turned out rather sinfully fabulous.

Following our first gorging, we ate supper with my folks. My dad made his delicious from-scratch stuffing and my mom her celebrated cranberry sauce. Although we were still digesting our earlier crammings, we filled up heartily. Not all of my clan was present but, nonetheless, the games and conversations overflowed almost as much as our bellies.

I only had to take about forty photos of my family to get one that turned out.

I only had to take about forty photos of my family to get one that turned out.

For Jason and me, Thanksgiving is not a break from busyness. Yet, its camaraderie is as plentiful as its turkey and that is indeed something to be thankful for.

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