Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 96 (week 4)


It is exactly one week until Thanksgiving in the United States. Thus starting my favorite time of year. My family has a 'tradition' for that day. We do just about the same things every year. In the past few years, we've had Thanksgiving at my house. My mom comes the night before and spends the night, and we wake up the next morning and start our day.

Here are the 13 Things I will do on Thanksgiving Day

1. After I roll out of bed (around 8:00am), I will whip up some breakfast. I don't normally eat like this for breakfast, only on holiday's. We have eggs, bacon, toast, juice, coffee. It is a treat, my daughter will appreciate it, and my son especially, I'm sure campus food is NOT like this.

2. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!! I've never been. Can you see me leaving my nice warm home to go stand around with a bunch of other people watching floats go by. I'm in the city all the time, I want one day away. But I do enjoy watching it on TV!!

3. It never fails, we always forget SOMETHING. Luckily, our neighborhood supermarkets are open on Thanksgiving (and Christmas and Easter), so we can always run down and pick up whatever. I've been sending my son the past couple of years, well he is 19!! Yes he still protests.

4. Now it is time to cook. Me and my mother squeeze into my tiny kitchen to prepare the meal. To be fair, my mother makes most of the food, she does most of the work. Hey, it is her thing, I don't want to take that away from her, what kind of daughter would I be? And as we cook, I find some appropriate festive music to listen to. My ipod is ready to go.

5. Every year, I hope and pray that "Miracle on 34th Street" comes on. I like to watch this movie on Thanksgiving. I think over the past few years it has come on some channel. My family thinks I am nuts. I have seen this and "It's a Wonderful Life" more times than they care to remember. But those movies are classics for a reason. If Miracle on 34th Street does not come on, I hope "It's A Wonderful Life" does. Keeping my fingers crossed.

6. The DVD for this year will hopefully be "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey. I didn't get to see this one last year. If for some reason we cannot watch this before dinner, we will watch it after. But it will get watched.
7. As we watch our movies, we have to snack. You would think we aren't going to stuff our faces in a few hours, but we nibble anyway.

8. Me and my son set the table. We first have to pull out the big folding table as the kitchen table is too small to hold all the food. Then we set it. Mine doesn't look as pretty as the one above, but I can dream.
9. Dinner time. It is finally time to eat the delicious turkey. I love my mother's gravy. We usually have all the regular stuff, Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mac & cheese, cranberry know.
And of course more music. I haven't decided if I'm going to listen to Pandora or iTunes during dinner. Decisions, Decisions.

10. Now that we've eaten, we have to do the dishes. We will have washed many as we cooked, but there will be many more by this time. I do not own a dishwasher, so it is a hand washing and drying job. However, we have a system. There are 4 of us, one washes, one dries, one puts the food away and one bosses us around (that would be my daughter).

11. Dessert time. Ahhhh...probably 2 pies. The family likes apple, I prefer Pumpkin or Sweet Potato, or even better Mince, but we'll see what I can get. If I have to, I will eat the Apple LOL!
After all, I still have Christmas to get my pie!!!

12. After Dinner, Dishes and Dessert, we can rest. We will watch something either on TV or on my DVR (or DVD). I'm not sure what will be on, but we always find something.

13. After stuffing ourselves with Turkey, Cider and Pie, and after watching some TV, we are all ready for bed. But probably no Black-Friday shopping for me, as I will have hoped to finish it all by this time...maybe we will go to the movies instead...Harry Potter anyone? But that will have to be Friday, because on SATURDAY........


Danielle said...

We will be doing plenty of these same things, except we might go to the parade in Philly, haven't decided yet, might wait till the kids are a tad older. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Anonymous said...

even though we don't have thanksgiving here, i'm thinking about a thanksgiving dinner just to remind us how lucky we are

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend & I just moved to an entirely different state from our families for my this will be only the 2nd time I've never had Thanksgiving with my family. We're brushing up on our Alton Brown tips and will be trying our hand at cooking it all by ourselves!

Happy T13

Sam's Thursday Thirteen #5

kandyblossom said...

We share some of the same traditions.

The parade, a special breakfast, and special movies are things we do every year.

Our breakfast is homemade cinnamon rolls and our movie of choice is The Waltons: A Homecoming.

Happy TT!

I am Harriet said...

I'll be doing much of the same. I'm actually looking forward to the parade.

Have a great day!

Holly said...

Oh, how I love the holiday season. Traditions are beautiful - I enjoyed reading about yours. :) I'd pick pumpkin over apple pie any day!

Happy Thursday!

Kah Woei said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I'd love to have a taste. :-)