The Thank You Project: #186 (Thanksgiving meals)

ThankYouIcon_186I know this thank you is a bit late but I want to give thanks for Thanksgiving meals. It is one of the only meals all year long where it is completely appropriate to go back for thirds or fourths and not be judged… harshly. It is a time where family gets together and plays games all day and really gets the chance to bond. It is a time where the chefs in the family can come together to make culinary masterpieces.

This year we had a chance to have almost all of the immediate family with us. Tito Jun and Tita Rose were of course already here visiting us. Manong Rob and Manong RJ and Manang Rachel also had the chance to fly in. It was great to have everyone together again because there are rare times that we all get that opportunity. All of us contributing to the cooking and we were able to play videogames such as Mario Party 9 and Call of Duty all day long.

We had a few mishaps during the preparation of the meal. Most memorably was a crockpot completely falling apart (sorry Tita Rose, it must have gotten damaged in the move!) and a pie glass exploding in my apartment setting off the fire alarm and causing a bit of a panic. But even with these mishaps we had perhaps one of the best Thanksgivings that I could remember. It was because it was family that was present (including Mike and Gaby who are like are little bro and sis). That’s what makes Thanksgiving so great. Family, friends, faith, food. How’s that for alliteration?

So thank you for everyone who contributed for Thanksgiving especially KristaRose who worked her butt off to create great food items for us. It tasted great and I gained at least 5 pounds from the good eats!

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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