Given we are facing the holidays and working on menu planning I wanted to send a note that may be helpful to other Flybabies.
Our family, like many others, is a blended family. Both my husband and I are widowed and we combined our family of 4 children, 2 teen boys and 2 – 6 yo girls. We had many emotions running at all times but especially at the holidays. Knowing food and the smell of the food really bring the holidays to life I asked everybody what one food really made Thanksgiving feel like Thanksgiving to them. It was funny but I had one dessert, one main dish, 3 side dishes and an appetizer. Perfect! There was my menu!
Last Thanksgiving day I spent the day in the kitchen as I always did but
Everyone was satisfied with the holiday dinner. Instead of having a dinner that felt like the holidays to me we a dinner that filled the memories and honor of both families with the tastes and smells off a true Thanksgiving.
This is a beautiful way to build your own Thanksgiving family traditions with blended families. I love that you let each child help prepare his or her favorite dish. What a great treat for them and less burden for you!