Our house was full of warmth and love for the Thanksgiving holiday. Uncle Carey and Aunt Barbara brought 7 cousins, Grandpa Gerald brought news of Coach Snyder returning to K-State, and Grandma Judy brought her famous Cranberry Fluff Salad. As per tradition, everyone went around the circle to tell what they were thankful for before the meal grace. The cleverest toast was: "For good cooks, good books, and good nooks!" by Grandma Judy. Some of the children really impressed me with what was on their hearts.... I was also thankful we had started the day with Mass and had good weather for outdoor play time.
My favorite side dish was "Rustic Onion Casserole" gleaned from the Catholic Charlotte Mason email list one year ago. Dorito loves onions as much as I do. Easy; and it goes well with leftovers.
Rustic Onion Casserole (posted by welearnathome)
Rough chop 6 medium onions
Put them in the bottom of a buttered casserole dish.
Spread with 1 can of cream of chicken soup
(may use cr. of celery or cr. of mushroom).
Top with small, torn bits of good stale bread or croutons.
Cover with shredded or sliced Swiss cheese.
Bake with holiday dishes until brown and bubbly.