Of course, every year I say, "This is going to be a small food day. I am not going to cook as much as usual."
I did the usual and even doubled and went above double amounts so there would be plenty to eat, with left-overs.
The "gomey house" had Ham, Chicken and Dressing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Potato Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Veg-All Casserole, Broccoli Casserole, Macaroni and Cheese, Rolls, and drinks.
Dessert was Coconut Cake, Sweet Potato Pie, and Pumpkin Pie. The Coconut Cake was simply "amazing."
We ate around 12 Noon and probably sat at the table for over an hour talking and remembering days with my MOM. My dad was with us and enjoyed the talk and laughter. My mom loved days like this, when family was together eating, talking, and laughing. So, if a person can be somewhere "in spirit," my mom was there. We always end up talking about her and laughing about something from the past years.
My mom was very passionate about the things she loved. More later...