Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Friday, November 27, 2009

I NEVER Told Them To Do It - - -

But they always do! Leave their shoes beside the front door.

So this is how many people came to our house to celebrate Thanksgiving yesterday.

Well, actually there were EVEN MORE of us, because some of us DO keep our shoes on. Isn't Piper cute as a button pointing out her mama's very stylin' boots?

In all, 18 brave souls showed up to sample my Thanksgiving Turkey. Oh, but I don't "do" the WHOLE feast - - - we each bring our "usual." It's so great to have a "usual" so there's no confusion and no indecision about what to bring!!!

Sister Pam brought the most excellent and delicious broccoli casserole. She also brought ham and a pumpkin pie.

Daughter Keri brought the best mashed potatoes in the world - - - I just wish you could taste them and you'd KNOW I'm not lyin'. She also brought a southwest corn casserole.

Daughter Korie brought the pumpkin bread, and I was THANKFUL because I didn't have to make it!!!

Dad brought the cheese and relish tray AND homemade cranberry sauce, with REAL Wisconsin cranberries that he got the last time we were up there.

Jeff brought the noodles. WHAT? NOODLES FOR THANKSGIVING???? I know that's what some of you nonHoosier bloggy buddies are thinking!!!! YES - - - here in Indiana we spoon noodles OVER our mashed potatoes - - - oh, and we add gravy too - - - and if you are wrinkling up your nose in disgust, all I can say is - - - HAVE YOU TRIED IT????? It is a Hoosier delicacy and WE think it far surpasses WHALE BLUBBER!!!! (Which is a delicacy in ANOTHER region and which delicacy we shall not discuss any further HERE.)

And so - - - 18 brave and wonderful people came through my front door, kicked off their shoes, and made themselves at home so they each could:

Ain't it just grand that our founding father's GAVE us a holiday in which we don't have to feel one bit guilty about EATING being the main event?

Ya gotta LOVE that.

Oh - - - yes - - - there is thankfulness too. I really didn't forget it, I was just too busy working my way through TWO plates of ham, and turkey, and potatoes with noodles AND gravy, and corn casserole, and broccoli casserole. YES I SAID TWO PLATES!

But we were thankful. Very thankful.

I was thankful for the food.

I was thankful for our family.

I was thankful for this great land in which we live.

I was thankful that Jeff is part of our family. (More about THAT later)

I was thankful for college football.

I was thankful for blogging.

And I was ESPECIALLY thankful that on Thanksgiving day, I got enough pictures to give me blog fodder well into next week!!!!

How did YOUR Thanksgiving Day go?


Shirley said...

Hi Keetha, Your dinner sounded wonderful, even the noodles. Love them!! Yes, everyone brings something to out gathering too. Makes it so much easier on the one having everyone at their house!!

Lori E said...

Hey the whale blubber crack wasn't aimed at us Canadians was it? Don't make me come out of my igloo and dogsled all the way to Wisconsin to teach you a lesson. Not the day after Thanksgiving anyways. The day of the feast and I would have showed up. I'm just saying.

Lori E said...

Ooops I meant Indiana. All you guys look alike.

Kristin - The Goat said...

Noodles?? over potatoes? I'm seriously stumped as I've never heard of this - and I thought I knew just about every type of food custom in the midwest. You got me Keetha!

A pile of shoes at the door always means there is joy in the house :)

Tonja said...

I loved everything in your post! Sounds as if y'all had a wonderful day. But, my friend...noodles and gravy on top of mashed potatoes? Are you serious? It's do NOT have to send me a sample! :)

kyooty said...

It went well. ;) Actually I can't let go of my years living in the USA and I had turkey for supper lastnight.

Holly said...

Wow, what a hearty group for a big meal. Glad you had a great time all together! Your feast sounds delicious!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It was a perfect day. Lots of work and dishes but I loved every minute of it. Today I will enjoy all the leftovers! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Keri said...

Just so all of you who read my Mom's blog are aware...she said the prayer before we ate and she thanked God for blogging!!! :)

You noodle-over-mashed-potato haters need to TRY IT before you KNOCK IT! But you would need the real Hoosier noodles...we're not talking about spaghetti noodles here. ha

Nancy said...

Looks and sounds like your Thanksgiving was fun. I will just believe your noodle-over-mashed-potatoes ravings and will pass on the taste test. My days of eating mega starches are over. (said with a frown)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! (And I love that yellow sign...I'd totally hang that in my kitchen. :-) Ours was quiet, but quiet is oh-so-nice.

I am thankful for you...who always manages to bring a smile to my face even when I've had a less-than-stellar day. Like, er, today! Monday...grr...


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

LOts of blessings and good eating!
My Thanksgiving, aside from an extended argument with a family member (LOL) it was good. HAHA I too am blessed.