What better way to celebrate my absolute FAVORITE holiday than to post a Thanksgiving Meme! Feel free to rip off and use yourself.
1. Which do you like better: hosting Thanksgiving at your home, or going elsewhere?
If I had a bigger place, I would totally love to host Thanksgiving. Most of my adult years have been helping both my mom and dad plan the days at each of their homes. I love planning, so I was all over that!
2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen turkey? Organic? Free-range?
We usually get a frozen bird and go from there. I have never actually had to make the turkey myself (knock on wood) and am dodging the bullet again this year! ;)
3. Do you make stuffing or dressing? What kind?
I really don’t know the difference, but we always call it stuffing at our house. Last year my stepdad made a really spicy stuffing with jalapenos I think. I had just a little because it really had bite!
4. Sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie?
Pumpkin all the way! I used to make it as a teenager and into my 20s, but now we usually end up with one from Costco or Marie Callendars. Yum.
5. Are leftovers a blessing or a curse?
Blessing! We all take some home, and it makes for great breakfast, lunch AND dinner the next day!
6. What side dishes are a must-have in your family?
Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes/Gravy. We never do the green bean casserole thing.
7. What do you wish you had that might make Thanksgiving easier?
A big house!
8. If/when you go to someone else’s house for the holiday, do you usually bring a dish? If so, what is it?
I am usually in charge of appetizers and drinks. We love cream cheese stuffed celery, and I like to make a sparkling cranberry punch too.
9. What do you wish one of your guests would bring to your house?
A new great dish I’ve never tried!
10. What do you wish one of your guests would NOT bring to your house?
11. Do you stick with a particular menu from year to year, or do you mix it up?
For the most part, we have the same thing every year. And I’m perfectly fine with that!
12. Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday in your home?
Neither! Sometimes we say what we’re thankful for, other times, we just dig in. The guys watch football (but not MY husband!) and the girls cook and hang out. It is always very informal and we have a great time.
13. Share one Thanksgiving tradition.
Growing up, my Grandpa would give out Turkey of the Year Awards. Everyone would vote for whoever was the biggest dingleberry each year.
14. Share one Thanksgiving memory.
One year, my cousin Phil decided to run for Turkey of the Year, and campaigned the whole day. It was really funny.
15. Name five things you’re thankful for.
My loving husband who adores me, crazy kids who test my patience every day, generous parents who never let us down, fabulous friends who put up with my shenanigans, and my faith.
Meme stolen from http://www.columbusfoodie.com/category/meme/, who stole it from someone else, who stole it from someone else… etc. :D