For all these things, we give thanks.
Too much food. A genuine feast.
9 people around a long table, telling stories.
An olive tray.
A well-baked turkey.
HUGE salad tossed by my brother.
A second pan of rebaked potatoes, with too much butter and sour cream and bacon and cheese and chives.
Rolls and bread baked by The 11 Year Old In The House, with guests fighting to take some of the few remainders home.
Green bean casserole.
Pie, pie, cake, muffins, bars, pie.... I'm missing something, but that's 6 deserts, and the muffins actually stole the show, strangely. Mini pecan muffins with too much butter.
All with a broken oven in our house.
I'm missing some stuff.
I got a call from a good friend at the end of dinner.
It's tempting to feel sorry for those who don't have what we had. But today, I just give thanks for the blessing of riches. I have a family. I have friends that I think of like family. Even my kids have friends that I think of like family. If that's not a thing to give thanks for, I don't know what is.
I've got to start taking in Thanksgiving orphans. We had too much. But it was wonderful.