I have to say that I had a GREAT Thanksgiving this year and I hope you did too.
A group of friends and I decided to spend Thanksgiving together. Most of us have family in other states and we weren't able to be with them, so what better way to celebrate than together. There were 12 of us. Us guys had a football game this morning. That game was more fun than I've had in several years. Melissa, Jen, and Amanda did an AWESOME job on the food. We all got Thanksgiving the way WE wanted it. I'm a traditional Thanksgiving guy...I like my turkey cooked in the oven for hours. Real mashed potatoes with brown turkey gravy, the jelly cranberry sauce from a can (i love that shit), green bean casserole, and peach cobbler...I got it all and was even introduced to some new stuff. We also deep fried a turkey (we had 3 turkeys) and I thought that was really good, the whole crunchy skin thing kicked ass. Melissa made the BEST peach cobbler I've ever had (sorry Mom & Grandma) and I even had a piece of pumpkin pie (a very small piece) The ladies really outdid themselves with all the food. There was literally enough for 50 people and after we ate, made a plate to take home, there was still enough for 30 people. The ladies then packed the food up and took it to a nearby shelter where they were very appreciative. The guys? Well we contributed to aerating Jen's lawn (football works wonders) and breaking in Jen's furniture while we watched football all day long. Jen's refrigerator door was a bit unused, so all the retrieval of beer helped make that door work like a champ. We did our part.
So I want to let it be known that I am thankful this year for such great friends. I had a Thanksgiving that I will never forget, literally the best one I've had in many years. I hope everyone else out there had a day that was not only as awesome but as rewarding as mine. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!