Eating (with) Grandma

Late last week as I was rummaging around in our freezer, I came across some leftover Practice Thanksgiving turkey. I really need to clean out my freezer more often. (If you are unfamiliar with our family created holiday, you can search for it on my blog. Basically it is like a typical Thanksgiving, but is a floating holiday in which we invite family and friends to share in a Thanksgiving feast. This fall will be the 20th Practice Thanksgiving).

Practice Thanksgiving 2019.

Since I had already made rolls, I thought it would be perfect to have a little mini Leftover Practice Thanksgiving, sans actually inviting people over (because, you know, Corona Virus).

James “helping” me bake the rolls.

Homemade rolls, so good…

Mini Leftover Practice Thanksgiving just rolls off the tongue so nicely. I did not recreate everything but kept the basics of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberries, and rolls.

As I looked at my plate, I asked aloud, “What are we missing?”

To this, Carter promptly replied, “Grandma”.*

*Note that while upon first read, it may sound as if we serve up heaping portions of Grandma on Practice Thanksgiving, that is simply not the case.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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8 Responses to Eating (with) Grandma

  1. James says:

    I’m glad you added the post script…
    We don’t have Thanksgiving in the UK, for obvious reasons, but Practice Thanksgiving seems like it could be an international event!

    • Shoes says:

      Yes, well, one should never assume other’s understandings.
      Practice Thanksgiving could absolutely be an international occasion; I highly recommend it!

  2. I just came across your blog, I love it! Practice Thanksgiving is brilliant!

  3. Rivergirl says:

    I hope James got a roll, he seriously wanted one.
    Or maybe he was just looking for grandma…?
    Tough call.

    • Shoes says:

      I believe this is an example of curiosity killed the cat in the works (not that it killed him – yet). He is extremely involved in any goings on he can get in the middle of. Every time I need to open the oven door, I have someone stand guard or hold James to keep him from running around the corner and leaping up onto the open oven door. He acts first and then sometimes thinks later.

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