My grandma, Marilyn Reid, was an EXCELLENT cook. Her table was always beautifully set with real china and silverware, and we all ate together- no kids table! When I was around 10 she let me start bringing the pies and appetizers. In my 20’s when the holiday meals moved to my mom & dad’s house, she taught me how to prepare her recipes from start to finish. Eventually she took to watching me make the entire meal while supervising from a stool at the counter. It took quite a few years and quite a few kids before I let anyone besides grandma help me plan and execute the holidays. I remember my dad saying, “Why can’t Niki make a side dish?” There is really no end to my bossy big-sister syndrome. These days we all plan and prepare the meals together and it’s much more fun for everyone.
I remember my grandma having blue glasses similar to these so when I saw them at Goodwill I snatched them right up! I’m kind of loving blue and orange right now. It’s an unexpected fall combo. Plus it matches the curtains I copied from Miss Mustard Seed!
Kids just love being involved in holiday preparations. This year one way they will participate (and stay busy while we cook) is by writing out place cards. Kid writing is so adorable, so why not?
The twins are in kindergarten this year and their teacher encourages them to practice writing their last names. They’ve possibly just learned about periods too! 🙂
Have fun with it, friends! I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving traditions. Leave me a comment so I know you’re out there!