“It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak.”~Phyllis Diller
How has your week been?
Mine has been a mixture of pre-holiday traditions, pre-paring for Thanksgiving
a little decorating
Are there traditions that you have which signify the start of the Holidays?
A Holiday tradition Joe and I began early in our marriage was attending a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet.
Since moving to the Oregon coast, Thanksgiving has brought the opportunity for new experiences. Each Thanksgiving seems to bring different people to the table.
This year Joe is preparing the worlds greatest turkey, gravy, & dressing.😉
I’m preparing the world’s best broccoli rice cheese casserole. 😉
with that being said…
an important thing I’ve learned and try to practice is to let go of unrealistic expectations.
Recently I read a great article about how not to stress out over Thanksgiving (specifically preparing a turkey) the suggestion was to think of it turkey as a big chicken. and skip all the fuss. What’s not important is feeling that things have to be perfect. Thanksgiving is about connecting. Sharing ourselves with others. It’s really a giving feast where everyone is asked to bring something and then gathering together to share in the banquet of giving thanks.
now for that recipe….
World’s Best Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole
2 boxed frozen broccoli chopped
3/4 cup onion chopped
2 cups uncooked instant rice
3/4 cup celery chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 16-oz jar cheese whiz or velveeta
1 stick butter melted
1 cup milk optional
1 box fresh or canned mushroom sliced, (optional)
Cook broccoli and rice; combine with all other ingredients. Place in buttered 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.