We celebrated regular Thanksgiving day with my in-laws and some good friends. We again cooked up the whole traditional meal with turkey, stuffing, gravy, pie, and enough mashed potatoes to feed an army! Again, the kitchen performed well and earned the approval of my mother-in-law, who is quite a cook!
I grew up in a Lebanese-Italian household, so our holiday meals were mostly traditional, but always with a flair of ethnicity. My Mom always made ravioli for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas as did her Mom and Grandmothers. I can make it, (although I'm still perfecting the pasta) and so I always associate home made ravioli with the holidays. My aunt would make her kibbee, and we were never huge on gravy and cranberry sauce like they are here in the south. I'm hoping to carry on the tradition and make some raviolis this year for Christmas since we won't have any out of town visitors (that way no one will know if my pasta is too sticky!).
It's fun to know that for as many people who celebrate the holidays, no two are alike, and there are so many interesting traditions! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and found lots to be thankful for!