Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanksgiving Wish List

Maybe it's just me but it seems like everyone has completely forgotten about Thanksgiving and that's just not cool. I can think of exactly two reasons why it'd be okay to be skipping over this holiday this year: 1. You're not American and therefore don't celebrate Thanksgiving ever. and 2. You're Jewish and Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year.

I am neither of those things, so I am anxiously awaiting Turkey Day. All the stores are putting out their Holiday Gift Guides, but none of these gifts seem appropriate for Thanksgiving. I haven't seen one turkey baster, meat thermometer, or potato peeler in a single list; a serious over sight I'm sure. Why stores haven't commercialized Thanksgiving more than the Macy's Parade is something I'll never understand.

And of course what would a holiday be without a wish list. So here I give you mine:

1. Paula Deen's Corn Casserole - seriously the best thing on the dinner table. I could eat a whole plate of it and not even miss turkey

2. Green bean Casserole - I like the original recipe on the back of the French's Fried Onions

3. Pumpkin Pie - a true American classic

4. Rebel Victory - As an All-American holiday we in the South of course have to spend it watching our favorite sport SEC football. The annual Egg Bowl between Ole Miss and MS State is on Thanksgiving day this year; I'd love nothing more than to keep that golden egg where it belongs in Oxford.

5. Family Fun with no major fights - Thanksgiving is the first time my brother will be home since August and this will mark the first time in 3 years the whole family will be together the whole day without somebody having to dash off to work. Hopefully it's a fun peaceful time and we don't get into an argument, especially while putting up the Christmas tree that night. One year we got into it so bad my grandmother refuses to come back for Thanksgiving. I honestly can't remember exactly what we were so mad about, but it was bad. We didn't have Christmas decorations up that year until the week of Christmas.

What are you wishing for this Thanksgiving?

Glossy Blonde


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