Sunday, November 27, 2005

Traditional Turkey Dinner

Well today we are having a traditional turkey dinner. On Thanksgiving we went to a fine dining restaurant for a wonderful buffet. WOW it was awesome!!

We have eaten there before on Thanksgiving and enjoyed it. We decided to go to the restaurant because we wanted to enjoy our family being together without anyone having to work their fingers to the bone. The buffet was wonderful; turkey, ham, prime rib, salmon, steamed shrimp, cheese (many choices) & crackers, every side dish you could ask for and the dessert table *wipes the drool as I remember* was beautiful!! I can not say the dessert was good or bad because I was so full I was not able to edulge myself. But everyone else said the desserts were beyond delicious. We had such a wonderful day. I love when my mom, my family and my brother's family get together. The kids get along great and we can visit with no problems from the 5 kids. They arrived early in the morning and left early evening to return home. They live approximately 2.5 hours away. When we returned home from the restaurant we were sitting around all stuffed (fat, dumb and happy) everyone was talking about their favorite food or dessert and my son with a pout on his face (he is very good at this look because he has big dark brown deer eyes with long lashes) said it was good but I missed having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I said the restaurant had everything you could possibly want traditional and not so traditional, his response was yes I know but it is not the same. Sighs deeply so today I am making our family a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. My mom is going to come over and we are having a big Turkey dinner. ughhhh I have been up early baking a pumpkin and apple pie, making stuffing and I just stuck the turkey in the oven. I was thinking bout Lori and her post Un-American, she was ridiculed for not having turkey on Thanksgiving by an acquaintance. I am not a big fan of turkey anyway so not having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is fine by me. At the restaurant I ate the prime rib, walked right past the line for Turkey and the carver gave me a nice piece, mmmmnnn was soooo good!!!!!!!! But... with my son's reaction I guess it is much less about the food but about sitting around the table at home with family and friends. Because he could have had all kinds of traditional food at the restaurant but what he really wanted was a big dinner at home.


At 11/27/2005, Blogger Fred said...

What a great way to spend Thanksgiving! I actually like doing all the work, so it's no problem here at home. But, to have a buffet like that might change my mind!

At 11/27/2005, Blogger Lori said...

To me that is what Thanksgiving is all about being with your family and friends it sounds like you had a wonderful time, I am happy for you. Now me there is no way I could pass up a dessert buffet LOL. PS thank you for thinking of me and I hope your traditional Thanksgiving is just as wonderful as the one you had at the resturant. Great big hug and kisses to you my soul sister.

At 11/28/2005, Blogger The Michael said...

I think that what makes us American is the fact that AS Americans, we have the right to eat roast rat for Thanksgiving if that's what makes us happy. However, I recognize this for what it REALLY attempt by the Turkey Insurgency Psychological Warfare Division to brainwash humans into eating something OTHER than turkey.....hehe.....diabolical little bastards, aren't they?


At 11/28/2005, Blogger LocuTus of Borg said...

I agree completely that is a great way to spend Thanksgiving without getting all stressed about the preparation, making sure everyone is ok, the clean-up, etc. Desserts rock!! I am glad that you had a wonderful day.

LOL Michael that is funny shit!! I have had fish and duck on Thanksgiving and that has not made me any less American. Geez!

At 11/28/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Fred: Wonders do you also clean up? Or is preparation your job? I hope you had a great thanksgiving.

Lori: Hugss and kissess soul sister happy you had a great Thanksgiving.

Michael: Very true! hehe

Thankies LoB!! It was a great time and we really enjoyed it. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving

At 12/01/2005, Blogger :phil: said...

Cherish, that sounds like it was fun. There was a place in NJ called Larison's that only served turkey dinners all year round. The food was fantaztic. I just looked them up on the internet and was saddened to see that they are under new ownership and will be changing the restaurant.
Anyway, Happy Turkey Day to you and yours

At 12/02/2005, Blogger LocuTus of Borg said...

She disappeared on us ...

At 12/03/2005, Blogger Kid Ric said...

What a fantastic spread. My mouth is still watering. Smile.

Thinking of you.

My old blog totally quit letting me post to it. Something about ftp
permissions. I have created a new blog at

Peace, love and light.

At 12/04/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Phil: Thanks for stopping by!!!

LoB: Never ever just on hiatus!!!

Ric: Thank you I will stop by, smiles!!!

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