My neighbor came by after work with his daughter and formally invited us over for Thanksgiving dinner. He needed to check with his wife which I totally understand. They are having quite a few guests so it should be fun. We really enjoy hanging out with them. We walked over to his house so I could get the scoop from the wife on what to bring. She insisted they have plenty and I shouldn't bring anything. However it is against everything in my Southern upbringing to show up empty handed. The fact that it is Thanksgiving only adds insult to injury.
So now I need to decide what to make. They already covered all the major bases with the meat, mashed potatoes, fried sweet potatoes, corn casserole, green beans, homemade bread, pies, cheese ball, etc. I think I will bring my Mom's broccoli casserole and perhaps a dessert. It is so hard to decide when you don't know what people like. We will also bring beer. No Thanksgiving ball game is complete without the beer and our neighbors can put it away with the best of them. The wife told me we will probably be woken up at 4 a.m by the sound of our neighbor opening his 1st can of beer before starting to cook the turkey. I am really looking forward to this. I was bummed about missing Thanksgiving but I am glad to have a back up plan with people we like.
Then Friday we can sit back and watch the Texas Aggies beat the HELL out of t.u. WHOOP!