Thanksgiving is a holiday that, to be honest, I never liked growing up. I think it’s because they were such a horrible family get-together. My dad’s side of the family is so stiff and formal, and my mom would be grumpy…it was all just stressful.
But since I got married and started a family of my own, Thanksgivings have become a favorite holiday. I don’t like to have to go anywhere on Thanksgiving day — I like to stay home with family and just enjoy the day. We’ve made our own traditions over the years, which include, nicely, the fact that my husband does most of the cooking! *g* And he always makes homemade cranberry sauce. Yum!
I always make a dessert that contains no pumpkin. I detest pumpkin pie. Anything chocolate will do nicely, though.
And because I’m a vegetarian and big-time animal lover, I always make a donation to a turkey rescue on Thanksgiving. I give to FarmSanctuary and its Adopt-A-Turkey program. It’s been a tradition of mine for years, because the rest of my family are carnivores, so we still have a turkey — this is just my way of helping out.
What kinds of traditions do you have? And happy Thanksgiving!