Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Checklist

Celery diced
Onions chopped
Oysters shucked and stock pot stocked

Fresh herbs minced
Bread cubes toasted
Turkey stuffed, trussed up, and roasted

Giblets gravied
Salads tossed
Cranberries jellied, relished, sauced

Yams marshmallowed
Carrots glazed
Pearl onions and turnips braised

Brussels sprouted
Green beans steamed
Kerneled corn and spinach creamed

Biscuits baked
Fritters fried
Apples, pecans, pumpkins pied

Potatoes mashed
Squashes squished
Dinner plattered, plated, dished

Butter patted
Jello molded
Linens pressed and napkins folded

Candles lit
Wine poured
Grace said, “Thank you, Lord!”

Turkey carved,
I take a seat
But find that I’m too tired to eat!

© Diane Burdin, 2008


  1. That picture makes me hungry and the checklist is great! Although, I may not be too tired to eat. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Love the poem!
    just finished pumpkin pie and sheila's relish - I learned when cooking for 4 it may as well be 14.
    happy thanksgiving, Diane!

  3. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving *s*

  4. Diane, this is a perfect! Have a wonderful holiday.

    Thankful for you Love, *karendianne.

  5. Man, I didn't even get to the poem at first. I had to drool over the picture first.