Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Skinny on Thanksgiving Week by Angie Ledbetter

We're having a pared down Thanksgiving this year in an effort to minimize the work and preps, and maximize the fun of spending more time relaxing together.

Have you ever thought how the scales of work and play often become terribly unbalanced? Me too...so this Thursday, my family and friends will get a little more even-keeled with a streamlined celebration. Gone will be the week and a half spent in the grocery store and kitchen. Gone, too, will be the need for 10,000 plastic containers for all those leftovers.

Our menu is a downsized version of the traditional feast, and naturally we'll have enough leftovers for a good gumbo, but not the great galloping globs of all those items to pack up and bring home. Yay!

I'm excited for a different kind of Thanksgiving; one which I will be giving many thanks for a simplified family-oriented gathering around the table after our routine morning of packaging meals for shut-ins with others to give regular workers a break. Ah, doesn't that sound great? Since I'll have extra time this year, I may even bake a very small turkey with an aluminum foil bikini just for fun.


Anonymous said...

So, who is the model for the turkey pic. I have an idea, but must keep it to myself.
Hope Thanksgiving is great for all.

Kathryn Magendie said...

You are always so giving, Angie, and not just on ThanksGiving...and i can feel you brushing this off with a "pah" as you read -but it's true....not many like you, my friend.

Barbara Quinn said...

That's the great thing about Thanksgiving..we can give thanks in so many different ways. Enjoy your family, friends,and thanks for being you!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Oren. It ain't me (way too skinny). Hope Turkey Day for your fam is wonderful! Almost time to break out the dutch ovens with this cooler weather!

LOL, Kat. "Pah" was indeed in my head. Giving makes ME feel good, so it's selfish in a way. :)

Exact ditto back to you, Barb. Hope you get to spend time squeezing the newest little family gobbler. LOL

Patresa Hartman said...

streamlining is awesome. so are aluminum foil bikinis. have fun, ms. angie!

Angie Ledbetter said...

You too, Patresa. Hope you get a few minutes away from the rat race to just be.

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