Thanksgiving really begins on Wednesday
When the house is tidied
And the guest room cleaned
For company is expected --
Daughter Sarah and her Andy
Fresh linens on the bed, fresh towels and a basket of toiletries
For sometimes things are forgot.
And always a vase of fresh flowers
on the night stand.
It's a tradition.
We were up early the next morning -- heading an hour south
for three of us participated in
A turkey trot
Not after turkeys
But a 5K run on Thanksgiving morning
Burn calories so you can eat more turkey!
Thanksgiving at Casa Punch in Neosho
Many guests and several tables
This being the "if you remember Bonanza and Ed Sullivan" table
Guess where we sat?
A turkey dinner with all the trimmings, of course!
Friday, Daughter Sarah became chef in what is now a Thanksgiving tradition
The Friday after meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
This year it was Italian . . .
With an antipasta tray
A chicken bundle, bucatini (daughter Sarah's favorite pasta shape) and roasted cauliflower with bread crumbs, garlic and Parmesan cheese.
There were 16 who helped celebrate our anniversary
That was nice.
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We said goodbye to our company this morning after breakfast.
They're headed back to Minnesota.
But they'll be back this way at Christmas.
We've got a turkey breast in the oven for our Sunday lunch
with most of the trimmings -- dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce
Sheets and towels are in the washer
So they'll be clean for that Christmas visit!
And we may poke around in the basement
And bring up some Christmas.
It's Sunday and I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.