Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I'm hosting Thanksgiving, just call me Martha, or Clark


I've always wanted to host a big holiday, you know, like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?

"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny (bleep) Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of (bleep) this side of the nuthouse."

Hopefully it won't end like that.

This year we decided to invite everyone over for Thanksgiving. Not everyone will make it but we will have a full house! The Packer/Lion game will start at 11:30 and our traditional family football game will be played at half-time.

I am looking at different recipes for side dishes and appetizers. I want to keep some things "traditional" and yet incorporate some of my own traditions.

We grew up with such wonderful traditions in our individual families and now we are so excited to start our own traditions with our family new little family and share them with others.

What are some of your favorite family holiday traditions?


Lindsi said...

So- I see the twins on a Packers blanket in the sidebar....since I am in MN and we now have Favre...would you like him back?

destinationathlete said...

We're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time as well this year, and we're also going to have a full house!

The one tradition we are starting is to go around the table and list one thing we're thankful for. The more interesting thing will be to see Pnut's first Thanksgiving (that she can talk at)!