Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hodgepodge Thanksgiving Buffet Style

That's right, it's time to join my blog peep, Joyce From This Side of the Pond in our weekly hodgepodge of questions. Naturally, the theme this week evolves around Thanksgiving, food, and traditions. Here's what Joyce wants to know:

1. If you had known what they knew then, would you have boarded the Mayflower? Absolutely! Anyone who's reads my blog even for a short time learns quickly that I'm the adventurous type. I ride my own Harley for cryin out loud. I actually camped in the Rocky Mountains one New Year's Eve. I moved to a large metropolitan city and purposely got lost just to see if I could find my way back home.

2. How far have you traveled on a boat and how do you feel about boats in general? I've traveled up the Mississippi River, down the Ohio River, and through the lock and dam at Lake Barkley; but, I've never been on the ocean. I so want to take a cruise or cross the ocean.

3. What traditions have you kept, acquired thru marriage, and/or tossed? If you're single what are some of your family's favorite Thanksgiving traditions? Thanksgiving is about the same today as it was when I was growing up. Lots of food shared with family and friends being thankful for all the God has blessed us with.

4. What time is dinner and how many will be round your table? And what is the one side dish you cannot do without on Thanksgiving day? Because of the hubby's work schedule, we are eating early.....eleven. Then those who remain will pretty much graze the rest of the day. ahaha. My grandmother's orange salad is the one side dish that is a must at all holiday dinners. I'll get the recipe up before Christmas for you. It's a must!

Yes, I know it goes against all I believe in to ask for 'just one', but I made up for it by asking three questions here.

5. Have you ever used a fire extinguisher? Do tell.... Fire extinguisher? No. But I have set off the smoke alarms more times than I can count.

6. Tell about a situation that caused you dreadful trepidation and feet dragging, only to realize later it was a true blessing. I cannot think of one situation off the top of my head. I'll think on it and update if I come up with anything.

7. Baked, sweet, mashed, hash browned or french fried...which one's your favorite? Smashed with butter, milk, a little cream cheese, and roasted garlic. Garnished with chives.

8. Insert your own random thought here. I always start the Christmas season watching this:

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Peace and Joy,

Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV, ©2010) 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.


Joyce said...

Definitely share the orange salad recipe...I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

LynnMarie said...

I love #5 I have set them off a lot too, I forgot about that! Great answers.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. Enjoyed reading your answers.

Thena said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too.
Great suggestion for the movie for Friday night when everyone is tired and bored.

Mary said...

I completely forgot about the time I almost set the dorm on fire my freshman year! Thanks for the reminder! :D

Cathy said...

Definitely take a cruise if you get the chance. They are awesome!
I love the verse you have quoted at the bottom.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your very brave to get on that ship. Grazing is the best part and the days following too. Great movie!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Expats Again said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving. My first time visiting your blog. I will return. I share your love of photography and the Lord.

Mocha with Linda said...

I always laugh when you mention your Harley and other adventures because your profile pic just doesn't match that! LOL

Happy Thanksgiving.