I love the holidays for all the traditions. When I married into the Holden family I learned to love a new tradition – Lasagna as part of the Thanksgiving Day Feasting. We usually celebrate with long time friends of the Holden’s, the Scordatos, who are Italian. They make the best lasagna you’ve ever tasted – 5 inches thick and enough to feed all 22 of us plus massive amounts of leftovers.
It takes serious tools and two hands to serve this lasagna.
So, in order to be able to consume all the traditional food on thanksgiving (including turkey, mashed potatoes, said lasagna, Oreo cookie salad, 4 kinds of pie, etc.), we usually have multiple courses through the day. We began our feast at noon with the Lasagna course, complete with my family’s Caesar salad (now part of the traditional menu) and egg bread.
Completing the multi-cultural experience, Micah and Elise ate theirs with chopsticks.
8 hours later, after a fruit and nuts course mid afternoon, and classic thanksgiving dinner at 6, we dug into the final coarse – a choice of ruhbarb, apple, pumpkin and pecan pies. I was delighted as 4 out of 5 of the pies were sweetened with xlyitol, allowing this hypoglicemic mamma plenty of choices. I definately had too much dessert!
You can just see Jesse’s little finger pointing to the pie he helped make.
He was excited to have his first taste of pumpkin pie, but ended up enjoying Grandma’s apple pie better. That’s ok – all the more for me! For we know, the best part of Thanksgiving is –