November 26, 2020
Today, we have SO much to be grateful for! While we are certainly limiting those who enter our homes, we are so grateful that our college girls are home! No matter how you look at 2020, it has just been a different kind of year. The 'different' of this year is something my family is now very grateful for as it allowed us to look beyond ourselves.
There is a joke in my husband's family that they "Wroblewski-size" everything. After being married for a little while, I finally understood the joke....why get a little grill when you can get the 'Wroblewski -sized' one? Why get a drill with only a little power when you can get the 'Wroblewski-sized' powered drill? I remember thinking....wait until we need a deck or something like that! And sure enough....over the course of our 25 years of marriage, we have now built two 'Wroblewski-sized' decks!
Anyway...back to Thanksgiving. Due to Covid-19 we have not been able to visit my mom or Jim's parents as we had been able to in the past. With Thanksgiving, everyone is feeling most comfortable to stay within their own homes so because of this, we decided we would bring Thanksgiving to them!
So, first things first: The Turkey. One Saturday in come my boys (Jim, Jer and Noah) after grocery shopping with not just one turkey, but two of them. The turkey had just been upgraded to the "Wroblewski-size"!
This ended up being a gift in disguise. We moved from making meals for grandparents to making meals for those who did not have the gift of others to be with during this pandemic. We "Wroblewski-sized" Thanksgiving and spent yesterday, the day before Thanksgiving, making meals for others.
Tabitha was in charge of pies.
Jeremiah was the shopper (for all the things we needed last minute) and helped with the turkey,
Teresa created the cards (aren't these gorgeous...maybe she should consider being a card maker!) and was the cranberry sauce maker,
Noah made a delicious non-traditional grasshopper parfait.
I was in charge of the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, corn and gravy (I imagine our Thanksgiving meal consists of these items because it was what I grew-up growing/making from scratch on the farm).
Jim is in charge of deliveries....from Chaska, to Excelsior, to Coon Rapids to St. Cloud!
For us, Thanksgiving has traditionally been about bringing our own family together. While we desire to be together under one roof again, this year's pandemic took us beyond our ourselves and with a 'Wroblewski-sized' Thanksgiving, we were able to share Thanksgiving with so many more than would have fit in our house! I think this is the beginning of a new tradition!
Feeling so grateful...blessings on your Thanksgiving Day!
|Apple pies in the making|
|Making cranberry sauce|