Thanksgiving Dinner — or Why I’m Glad We’re Honorary Behels

I’m not going to embarrass myself by telling you how many of these desserts I sampled at Thanksgiving dinner, but let’s just say I can tell you without a doubt that every one of these yummy pies and cakes and cookies and trifles was absolutely delicious. My daughter’s in-laws always have a big Behel-family feast — and luckily they consider my husband and me as family. My daughter’s mother-in-law made the chess and pumpkin pies from her grandmother’s recipes and her brother-in-law’s wife made the dark chocolate and buttercream cupcakes. As you can imagine, my husband and I started out sharing a plate of dessert goodies but quickly realized that we each needed our own. And there was my husband’s favorite: Green bean casserole. And my daughter’s famous corn casserole. And Paula Deen’s broccoli casserole. And light and soft homemade rolls. And now I’m making myself hungry all over again.

We’re still unpacking and settling in to our new house. And that’s good, because I’ve wrung two newspaper columns out of the experience and I’ve got a couple more percolating. When that last box is empty, I’m not sure what I’m going to write about. Maybe that’s why I keep putting off tackling all those boxes in the garage.

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Dinner — or Why I’m Glad We’re Honorary Behels

  1. Mom had to go out of town to my sisters to get a new cell phone & stayed for Thanksgiving. I had to be at work at 4:30 Friday so I couldn’t go. I was invited to one of my high school friends home for lunch. I was so full I didn’t even think about dinner. I’m thankful for good friends.

  2. What a feast! I gained three pounds just looking at the photographs! Glad your move is giving you fodder for your columns. Someone once said, “You know you’re going to laugh about it later. Might as well laugh about it now!”

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