5 Thanksgiving Traditions for Which I’m Thankful

…or the “Obligatory Thanksgiving Blog Post.” 😉

  1. My mom never made us eat cranberry sauce from a can. That stuff is an abomination against all that is right and good in the world.

    Cranberry Sauce
    Satan’s handiwork.
  2. No one in my family ever got shot on Thanksgiving. Seriously, think about it: half the family goes out hunting all morning while the rest stay in and cook, then everyone spends all afternoon drinking beer and watching football. Guns + booze + opposing teams + deeply buried family tensions = recipe for violent death. I’m frankly amazed Thanksgiving isn’t the biggest homicide day of the year.
  3. My day job let me skip years of awkward meals with my in-laws because I worked Thursdays. By the time I quit, they’d given up on big family get-togethers, so it all worked out in the end.
  4. The nut roast recipe I found online 15 years ago and have made every year since. Seriously this thing is SOOOO delicious, I started getting excited about making it back in October.
  5. Going to see all the wonderful decorations the town and mall put up for the holidays! Oh, wait, they’ve been up since October. Never mind.

Got any Thanksgiving traditions you’d like to share?

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Posted November 21, 2012 by jordan in humor, life / 10 Comments

10 responses to “5 Thanksgiving Traditions for Which I’m Thankful

  1. Those are wonderful things for which to be grateful. Thanks for sharing the joy of missing out on awkward meals and that the hunters put their guns away. 😉 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. I LOVE #2, Jordan. Definitely something for which you should be thankful.

    I admit that my family does indeed eat our cranberry sauce from the can, so I’ve never had the chance to taste the real thing. One of these days I’ll have to figure out how to make it for myself.

    Have a great holiday!

    • jordan

      It’s so easy Lena, you’ll be kicking yourself for not doing it before. Just take 1 bag cranberries, 1 cup water, and 1cup sugar. Put it all in a pot and bring to a boil. Keep it at a low boil for about 10 mins, stirring constantly, until all the cranberries have “popped”. Chill it in the fridge overnight so it will set. Viola! It’s infinitely better than the canned stuff!

  3. lynettemburrows

    Jordan, love your list! Especially the one about working the holiday and skipping the big family get together. LOL. I never thought about it that way. Hope you have a lovely, lovely holiday with just the right amount of nut roast.

    • jordan

      My co-workers loved me because I always volunteered to work holidays, lol. Have a wonderful day yourself!

  4. I used to cook Thanksgiving dinner all the time when family members were alive and we lived closed together, so that was for almost 15 years. My mom did Christmas eve and sister did Christmas dinner. Now I visit my son in Denver and have brunch at Ellyngton’s Hotel, which has become out tradition. As a matter of fact this year it was the start of the hotels Christmas season and the Red Cross had something going on. The governor and a 4 star general from NORAD were there; as we were getting up to leave a bomb threat was called in. So we had to evacuate.

    • jordan

      That sounds like a lovely tradition, although hopefully the bomb threat part won’t happen again. O.o Scary!