Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Supper

(But it was actually Thursday.)

I started cooking Thanksgiving dinner when we moved into this house 26 years ago. The house has a huge dining room, so we bought a 12-foot table to fill it. We're about an hour away from both of our families, so it was great fun to have everyone filling all the chairs around the table.

Things changed over the years, as things always do. Family members have passed away, moved away, divorced, started working at soulless, greedy stores that are open on Thanksgiving, and bought their own dining room tables where they want to serve their own Thanksgiving dinners. That's okay -- that's life.

Even though the people around the table have changed somewhat, my Thanksgiving menu hasn't changed much in 26 years. These are the tried and true things that work for us, and if something's not broken, I don't mess with it. One of my favorite things to make (and eat!) is homemade crescent rolls. I don't honestly remember how or why I started making them, but they are a family favorite, and far, far better than the kind from the tube. Justin especially loves them, and I look forward to seeing him enjoy every one of the six or eight that he usually eats. Seeing people enjoy what I've cooked, baked, and prepared for them always puts a smile on my face.


  1. Family traditions are not to be messed with. The creature on the table must make everyone smile every year!

  2. Crescent rolls are one of my favorites too. I haven't tried making them from scratch yet. It's funny how guests change over the years isn't it? And boo for those that have to work at retail. That's so unfair b

  3. I think we all have such similar feelings about Thanksgiving - the faces around the table change from year to year and we certainly miss the ones who are gone, but the traditions continue and we make new memories. Will you share you recipe for crescent rolls?

  4. I was thinking the same thing about how the table changes as people come and go into our lives. Lovely post and I'm glad you had a table full!!

  5. Oooh yum. I've never made homemade crescent rolls.

    We had one of the smallest guest lists ever this year for Thanksgiving... just my immediate (growing) family and my stepdad! I thought a lot about the people who are gone...


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