Thanksgiving for me growing up always represented food, family and thanking God.
The theme this year is all about being thankful for family, for health, and to God for providing us with all that we have here on earth.
When my husband was young he rarely celebrated a traditional Thanksgiving, given the fact that his parents worked in the restaurant business, and were always working during the holidays.
My family on the other hand always gathered for the holidays, and naturally when we started dating we included him in the family tradition.
A few years later when we started our family, we began a new tradition, which included preparing only our favorite foods and inviting family to our home for Thanksgiving. A tradition we have continued for the past 22 years.
Over the years we have shared our humble meal with many guess and there has always been plenty of food, and lots of good conversation.
The table may be pretty, the food maybe simple, but the memories are far more precious, and every year we thank God for providing for us once more.
My favorite part is knowing that as my son has grown-up he has always been surrounded by family, friends and these humble traditions.
And now I would like to share these traditions with you. Every year we cook a turkey and in my family we serve dressing(not stuffing) I know that is a hot topic!!
And every year my husband cooks something on his grill; it's his thing!
I cook the dressing(it's a secret recipe), a recipe handed down thru 4 generations
and the sweet potato casserole. My in-law's prepare potato salad and collards!
But I would love to know what your family does for the holidays? Are there special traditions?
Are you responsible for cooking certain speciality dishes? If so let's hear about them!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing this tablescape with me, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Linking up with Kim at: Savvy Southern Style