Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday, eat a ton and there’s no need to break the bank buying gifts! It’s a holiday solely for eating and being with loved ones. For me, Thanksgiving involves hanging out with my favorite people in the world, my family.
The eat-athon begins at about one o’clock with the first course, which in any traditional Italian home is what else but pasta! The homemade pasta usually made by my grandmother or aunts is accompanied by meatballs,braciole, and sauce. Once the dishes of pasta are distributed and everyone is seated, some dig right in while others take quite a while to prepare the perfect plate sprinkled with grated parmesan and hot pepper. Mangia!
After the food coma sets in from course number one, cleaning and naps are in progress and soon the preparation of course number two. The second course is another whole meal in itself, turkey and all the fixins’. One of my favorite parts about round two is watching my Brother and Uncles try the hot peppers made by my Nana. The hotter the pepper the more bread consumed adding to the already full bellies. Getting up from the table the second time I’m usually thinking I need some promotional athletic apparel to work off some of the weight this meal has put on. And this is before dessert has been served. Again, cleaning and naps are usually in progress with the coffee and dessert on its way. Pies, meringues, macaroons, and more are then lined up on the table waiting for anyone who has room for it. If there’s a blueberry pie on the table, I’m eating it! I should have my cell in on hand ready to purchase my promotional athletic apparel and a fork full of pie in the other. At least then I wouldn’t feel so bad because I do have the intension of working it off. By the end of our Thanksgiving dinner it’s usually pretty late, around 8 o’clock and we’re all very full and tired. Spending the day with my family on this great holiday is well worth the tireless preparation and slight weight gain, that’s what turkey is all about!
Happy Thanksgiving from Pinnacle Promotions! Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday so we won’t be blogging, but we’ll be back Monday with our usual news and insight related to the promotional products industry!
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