Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Turkey Day everyone!!  It’s the end of the day and I’m really tired.  We had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner today. It all started out with my parents waking up at 4:00 am to begin cooking. (Of course, unlike the original pilgrims,  some things were cooked yesterday and refrigerated.)  Our Turkey weighed 21 pounds. It had to cook for ten hours so my mom put it in the oven at midnight. Each year we wake up and watch the Macy’s Day Parade on TV.    It was the 88th. So it’s a tradition that millions of Americans have experienced each year.   By late morning, our house was filled with the smells of turkey, sweet potatoes, and other great scents. I set the tables:

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As you can see, we had a lot of people around our tables (and this year, some people were unable to come).  Our meal included: turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, cabbage, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, noodles, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and red velvet cake. Lots of good food!

What Thanksgiving means to me:

Turkey is the best to eat.
Ham is also very good meat.
A good meal sounds just fine.
No crying or pouting its Thanksgiving time.
Kindness throughout this time of year.
Sweet potato pie makes me want to cheer.
Giving thanks is in the air.
It’s time to watch some football.
Variety of foods so where do I start?
I am thankful for my family.
Now I’m finally done eating everything up.
Goodnight to everyone it’s time for a long nap.

We have so much to be thankful for this year. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving like I did!