Ten on Tuesday: Thanksgiving

Believe it or not, these questions are actually courtesy of yours truly.  I was feeling creative over the weekend in all my spare time and these 10 (well, actually 9, one of them is Chelsea's) questions just came out of nowhere.

It's okay.  No need to applaud.

Sorry for the excessive poor humor in this post.  I'm actually writing it Monday night and I should really, really be asleep.  It's been a long couple of days.

Let's just move on and forget that ever happened.  Except for that whole being posted on the internet.

You should definitely join up in the Ten on Tuesday fun by heading over to Roots and Rings.  Seriously.  Do it.

1. What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? 
My uncle and aunt from my dad's side of the family are driving over for a few days to spend time with us and Grampie.  The big event will be at my parents house, which will be entertaining with my grandpa in a wheelchair (he broke his hip this fall) and no entrance without stairs.  We're very accessible here.

2. What are you most thankful for this year? 
The chance to go back to grad school.  Even though I'm more than a little scared about taking out more school loans and what job I'm actually going to have while attending, I feel very blessed to have this opportunity.

3. Do you have any traditions on Thanksgiving? The parade? Football? Long naps? 
The parade is not high on that list, only because I don't like what TV has turned it into.  Just give me a shot of the main parade area with a little info now and again.  Stop with the yammering already.  I love football.  And I'm not a napper.  Never have been.  Literally never.  Just ask my mother.

4. Is it called stuffing or dressing? Is it in the bird or a separate dish? 
Stuffing; dressing goes on salad.  And we cook some of both.

5. Do you cook? 
More and more every year.  My mom had her gall bladder removed last week (we're just falling apart left and right around here), so my aunt and I will be dealing with most of the cooking.

6. What is your favorite dish? 
This is a really hard question for me.  I love food.  I'd probably go with stuffing or green bean cassarole, especially the Paula Dean version.  It may not be healthy, but it's delicious.  But there is nothing we have in our meal that I don't like.  Literally.

7. What is your dessert preference? 
I don't really like pie.  I know, Thanksgiving sacrilege.  Last year we made this really delicious pumpkin bread pudding, courtesy of Bobby Flay's showdown with the Pioneer Woman.  You may have heard of them.  Anyways, the stuff is like crack, especially fresh out of the oven.  And by crack I mean rot your teeth, OD (on sugar) addicting.

8. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? 
I have a very distinct memory of being at Grampie's (and Grammie's) house one year.  One of my cousins had a whoopee cushion, which we preceded to place on Grampie's chair every time he got up.  We found it hilarious every time.  In related news, my day bought a book about a farting dog at Goodwill tonight.  I just thought you should get a true picture of our family.

9. Do you plan to shop on Black Friday? 
I'm considering checking out Best Buy after midnight.  There's a couple deals I have my eye on and I would actually have to get up early, just stay up for a bit.  Then I can sleep in all I want.  Last year my sister and I went.  We got some good deals and had a plan, but it was exhausting.  And I'm already tired enough.

10. What are you most dreading about Thanksgiving this year?
Probably having family around while simultaneously trying to get work and school stuff done.  I really need to get a few things accomplished.  Work for the money and school because the quarter is almost over.  Eek!


  1. Thanksgiving dinner is the best meal of the year. I love every bite of it!

    That pumpkin bread sounds incredible. I may have to make some.

  2. I cannot believe you are not a napper! I would take a nap every day if I could.

    And that pumpkin bread pudding sounds amazing. I might have to see if my uncle will let me add it to the menu!

  3. I used to not be able to nap either EVER. But then I met IC and Now I don't have problem. Love your answers!