100 Word Challenge: Dinner

peeled green apples

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the U.S. I’ve been cooking for the past couple of days. The menu includes the standard fare: turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (with crispy onions), gravy, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and two kinds of pie – pecan and apple. I’ll brew a pitcher of sweet iced tea and I have a lovely rosé to serve with our dinner.

A meal which takes days to prepare, will take only a few minutes to devour. Then there is the clean up, culminating in storing any leftovers in empty margarine or whipped topping containers to nibble on the rest of the week.

I actually enjoy the preparation, not so much the chaotic aftermath. That’s one reason I spread out my cooking over several days, it also spreads out having to wash all those dishes at one time.

Both of my kids will be home for the holiday. We’ll eat until we’re nearly comatose, watch lots of sports on television, and complain that we won’t eat again until next week, only to ask if there is any pie left.

The Mister and I will call our parents and sibs later in the day, wishing them a happy Thanksgiving and asking what they had for dinner, complaining to them again about how much we overate.

Once we’ve finally picked all the turkey off its bones, licked up the last crumb of apple pie, and that last plate is loaded into the dishwasher, I’ll begin planning for Christmas… and the whole meal strategy begins again.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations” ~ Oscar Wilde

This week’s word is:

Dinner

What to do:

Using “dinner” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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6 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Dinner

  1. I love that Oscar Wilde quote! I’m like you. I have been doing little organizational things for days. Today I will prepare a few things in advance with all the ingredients I previously bought. We now live in a condo over half the size of our old house, so refrigerator space is precious. I use the balcony a lot for short term cooling but I am afraid things may freeze. I love Thanksgiving! Then on Friday, we transition. Have fun tomorrow!

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