For most of us, Thanksgiving 2020 was much different than usual…and not in a good way. Normally we would have been off to St. Louis and then to Omaha, spending time with Laurie’s family and having Thanksgiving with our son and his family before heading back home.
Covid-19 and the pandemic crushed those plans and, like many others who would be at risk out among the non-compliant public, we opted to stay at home for the holiday.
Yes indeed! Here are the folks who celebrated Thanksgiving at our house this year…just Laurie and me. I took the first selfie ‘blind’ with my usual camera while Laurie took the superior photo centering the two of us using her smart phone.
We did do the traditional Thanksgiving meal… We had a 13.5 lb. Butterball turkey to work with. It was a bit of a challenge since we hadn’t roasted a turkey at home in last several years. We coated the bird with Costco’s poultry seasoning and Laurie put 2 orange halves in the bird’s cavity. As you can see, visually the effort turned out to be very photogenic.
Laurie’s plate is always more presentable (photographical) than mine. She organizes her food much better than I do with little overlap. As you can see, we had our very moist and flavorful Butterball turkey with asparagus (Fresh Market), mashed potatoes (Bob Evans), sage sausage stuffing (Jimmy Dean and Stove Top) and store made turkey gravy (Fresh Market). It was an excellent meal with minimal effort involved!
Later on Thanksgiving eve we did indulge in some terrific pumpkin pie direct from Fresh Market topped of course with whipped cream. (Reddi Wip Extra Creamy)
Pumpkin pie has a good shelf life so we were able to spread this treat out for three more evenings!
For me, the best thing about the two of us having Thanksgiving at home (with a 13.5 lb. turkey) and a vat of sausage stuffing, is that there are plenty of leftovers! The night following Thanksgiving we decided that we’d make turkey sandwiches for dinner.
Both our son and I love to layer mayonnaise, stuffing and turkey on our post-Thanksgiving traditional sandwiches. This year I used rye bread as my base and before I put the second slice of bread on top, I liberally sprinkled Tabasco on my creation! Despite the way it may look to you, it was a great sandwich!
Laurie of course created a more compact and orderly turkey sandwich using rosemary salt bread from Fresh Market. No stuffing or Tabasco on her sandwich…just mayonnaise. She made her sandwich with the dark meat as that’s her preference… Love those dark russet potato chips!
So, as the sun set over the horizon, yet another family-less holiday faded into history. Laurie and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving but it just didn’t measure up to past celebrations with family and friends. Hopefully, we are on track for Covid-19 control and a much more healthy and positive 2021.
We still do have to deal with the latest pandemic surge and self-isolation for the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. However, our son David II has improved the Holiday outlook for us by sending us a Zoom camera. We’re now installed and ready to celebrate!
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave