Monthly Musings: Thanksgiving Preview


Welcome to Monthly Musings with Holly and Patty. Today we are focusing Thanksgiving. I know we are still in October, but Holly and I wanted to talk Thanksgiving as a way to share ideas as we head into November. Are you ready to talk turkey, no matter what that looks like in 2020? I know I am in.

1) Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

Typically Running Daddy and Hockey Guy do a five mile Turkey Trot morning of Thanksgiving. They have been doing this for years. From when he was a baby in a baby jogger, to a three year old who would run a few blocks, to a kid that has easily run the entire race the last few years, this has been part of our family Thanksgiving for over a decade now.

I don't know what is going to happen this year with this race, but I do know that we have always had so much fun at this event.

2) Favorite Thanksgiving Dish? Will You Share the Recipe?

Without a doubt, not only is my cornbread, sausage and chestnut dressing is one of my Best recipes. While I make mine gluten free, you can make it with regular corn bread. It takes a while to make but it is totally worth it.

3) Football Game? Yes/No? In Person? On TV?

We are not big football people, so that is pretty much a no. 

4) Talking Turkey--white meat or dark meat?

I am all about the white meat. 

5) Do You Call It Stuffing or Dressing?

Growing up I always called it stuffing which is technically correct because it was stuffed in the bird. Now I call it dressing which is also correct because I make mine on the side. 

6) Tell Us Three Things You are Thankful for in This Crazy COVID Thanksgiving?

First I am thankful that we are all healthy right now. Second, I am so very thankful that Hockey Guy can go to school 2-3 days per week and for all of the hard work our school is doing to educate and keep the kids safe. Finally, I am so very thankful for so many of our friends. 

7) Pumpkin Pie? Apple Pie? Pecan Pie?

Since I am gluten free I don't eat pie very often but I did like a Good apple pie back in my gluten eating days. 

8) If You Celebrate Christmas Do You Put Up Your Tree Before or After Thanksgiving?

Since we get a real tree, we usually don't get it until mid December. I do try to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year I am going to make sure to decorate as early as possible, because I need a little Christmas and I need a little Joy

9) Black Friday Shopper? Yes or No?

I have for the last five years or so gotten up early and gone to the outlets by our house. When I say early I am talking 5 am early. Sure there are Good deals but mostly the stores are not crowded and I have the time. Not sure what my plan will be this year.

10) Do You Sit at the Table for Thanksgiving or Dine More Casually?

We are a little more casual.  

I hope you enjoyed our Thanksgiving preview. Be sure to check out some of the other bloggers below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. What a neat tradition! We live on a lake where they host a turkey dip-- we can hear them announcing from our bedroom but I have never wanted to join them (especially on the years where they have to break through the ice!).

  2. We also do a live tree so don't put it up until into December.

    Your favourite tradition reminds me of when we lived in Alberta and the university there did a Turkey Trot around Thanksgiving. We always participated and it was so much fun. One year my parents even joined us. Thanks for bringing back a fun memory.

  3. Love your traditions- we do a Turkey Trot but we walk it- not as ambitious as your family :) Your stuffing recipe sounds amazing- I think I am going to give it a try- thanks for being the best blogging partner ever- grateful for YOU!

  4. Another vote for putting up the tree early this year - I need twinkle lights in my life!

  5. This was such a fun post link-up! Thanks for hosting, Patty!!


Powered by Blogger.