Monday, October 29, 2012

Dinner Bell


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the planning, the cooking, the friends and family, and I loving wearing an apron. Last night we had our 23rd Sunday Supper potluck at our house. We had thirty-one friends and family members jammed in our tiny house. Every supper I'm surprised how our place expands to just the right size to accommodate the number of people that show up.

I am grateful that we instituted this tradition. There were a million reasons not to; a million reasons to wait. Wait until we fixed up the house, wait until the yard looked better, wait until we had more time, more energy, more money, more, more. Or just not do it at all. We didn't wait. We jumped in. Every Sunday Supper is a gift. With our potluck tradition,  I get to have my favorite holiday whenever we can make it happen and I get to wear an apron. Score.




11 comments:

  1. I wish we were closer. I make a mean covered dish.

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    1. I wish you were closer too. Like next door. xo

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  2. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

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  3. I too love the cooking and planning of Thanksgiving. Its like running a marathon, but cooking instead of running.

    For just my husband and I, last year I prepared an 18lb turkey (soy sauce brined), 11 side dishes, and 2 pies. We ate leftovers for two weeks. And everything was on the table at 5:30.

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  4. "There were a million reasons not to; a million reasons to wait." I kind of needed to read that. I tend to find those reasons and hang on to them for dear life.

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  5. Oh, what a great idea! Thirty-one is a lot of people; do you usually have that many?

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  6. Thirty is our average. We've had fewer and as many as sixty. They always fit. xo

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  7. Me, too. Wish I lived down the street so I could come by for one of your Sunday Suppers. I'd be a regular. I come from a family of 10 kids and having supper with a lot of people fills an empty spot. Good on ya' for creating this tradition. x0 N2

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  8. I'm full of reasons, Lisa.

    How do you do it??

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