Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Year I Skipped Thanksgiving

I've been hosting Thanksgiving at my house for years and years and years.  I don't mind at all - it's my favorite holiday and I love having it at my house.

But one year  
, sometime between 1990 and 1995 (I don't remember the exact year - I only remember which house we lived in), things were different.  For some reason, it was just going to be David and I and our kids and David's brother, Phil.

So I decided to skip making turkey and ham and potatoes and stuffing and all the normal Thanksgiving fare and serve chili instead.  It seemed reasonable since it was just the five of us.

Big mistake.  Even though David was okay with the idea, eating chili on Thanksgiving was clearly a let down.

Not only have I never done that again, I still periodically hear about the year I served chili for Thanksgiving.

Have you ever served a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner?


  1. It sounds wonderful! I am not particularly fond of turkey... maybe will try a smaller bird next year with a ham! Now we're talking my language: hams!

    Anyway, chili sounds wonderful. I cook all the time and have never made chili. May look into making some tonight.

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  4. I removed that comment because it was a duplicate. It does that sometimes. But didn't want anyone to think you did anything wrong!

    I'm surprised you've never made chili. I crave it regularly all through the winter. It's easy to make and SO versatile! There are tons of ways to make it. I make it in the crock pot and serve it with cornbread muffins and honey butter with fritoes and cheddar cheese. It's delicious!