Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving traditions...

I love Thanksgiving.

It's my favorite holiday. Oh, I love Christmas too, but there is something about Thanksgiving. I just enjoy the day spent with family and friends, making memories and remembering days gone by, just being. This holiday always seems less hurried, quieter, more relaxed. Oh, I'm still busy, don't get me wrong!

We are hosting my extended family for dinner tomorrow. I will be up at the crack of dawn, oh wait, probably before get that turkey stuffed and start working on those potatoes. B went all out this year and got a 19 lb. turkey! Yes, you read that right! It probably doesn't seem all that big to many of you, but I have a small family.

Today I was busy preparing my home and ran over to my grandma's to pick up some dishes that she gave me! I'm so excited about these dishes. They aren't anything all that special, but I've started collecting them and it's so nice to have some of the actual pieces that were hers. You know the kind...purchased inexpensively at the local Super Valu. But I got sidetracked here. When I got to my grandma's, I had forgotten that she and my aunt were going to be making Lefse today.

I just love Lefse. What a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition for us. We have it at Christmas too, along with the Lutefisk, but I don't get all that excited about that. I snapped a couple of pictures at grandma's. Please forgive the quality of the pictures. I did not have my camera with me, so I took these with my phone!

My grandma's recipe...yellowed and faded with age:

Grandma's Lefse Recipe

Some of the tools of the trade...

Making lefse...(tools of the trade)

Mmmmm....fresh Lefse. Nothing better.

Mmmmm...fresh lefse...nothing like it.

I'm thankful for many things, one of which is, family traditions. Oh, and it's snowing and it's beautiful! I'm also thankful for first snowfalls.

Still to come: Disney pics and pictures of my new (old) dishes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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