Share Your World #51

Cee’s Share Your World for this week:

What is your favorite holiday?

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

I would say Thanksgiving although that’s mainly based on how much I loved it as a kid when we always traded back and forth with my aunt, uncle and cousins — our house one year, theirs the next.  But besides the camaraderie with the branch of the family I’ve always been closest to (the only ones who lived in the same state and the only cousins in my age range), I’ve always loved the food, so I still look forward to it.

What types of food is associated with your holiday?

Turkey with dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, corn pudding (Kentucky style), some green veggie.  My tastes have grown a little more sophisticated and I change up a lot of stuff to keep wheat and dairy out, but the basic tastes of Thanksgiving have been favorites my whole life.

Do you travel for your holiday?

Not for some years.  There was a long stretch when I lived in Chicago and came to Lexington to have Thanksgiving with my mother and then a long stretch when it was San Francisco to Lexington — but rarely since I also visited for Christmas — but now that I’m here it’s just the two of us generally here at home.

Is it a religious or spiritual holiday?

No.  Although I think there’s a little spiritual uplift when you carefully prepare and the enjoy a meal you love.

Is there a gift exchange?

No.

How long does the celebration last?

Just the day.  Although I always make enough to be sure there are lots of lovely boxes in the freezer with more Thanksgiving meals tucked in each.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

My back has been out so I’m grateful I managed to get everything done that needed doing.  I’m looking forward to a nice Christmas and then some peace and quiet after lots of bustling around.

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7 thoughts on “Share Your World #51

  1. I have to try and prepare an American turkey next year for Christmas. We usually have ham. This year my mom brought the turkey and it was not what I was expecting, I want to experience the real deal, LOL! Happy Holidays from Finland!

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    • Yes, I think Christmas is the big one for many. Somehow as I’ve gotten older neither my mother nor I has had much spirit. Possibly the fact that there are no other family members we see any more and no nephews, nieces, children or grandchildren for either of us… Sounds like your holiday in Mexico is lovely!

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  2. Hi Leigh,

    I also adored thanksgiving, but not much anymore since my sister took over. I always loved the meal and it could eat it every week if possible. It was so much fun as a kid.

    thanks for sharing your traditions here.

    Happy Holidays

    Love, Linda

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