Nancy Quill...I Love Holiday Traditions

I bet you have some that are near and dear to you. There are several things that we do each and every holiday season that if we missed any of them, it just wouldn’t be the same. Thanksgiving is no exception. First and foremost, on Thanksgiving morning, after we put the turkey in the oven, we, or should I say my husband, Roger, makes chocolate chip-pecan waffles. We’ve been doing this for so long; I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving without them. They’re always delicious and while we try not to eat too much knowing there’s a big dinner ahead, well, you know how that goes. No willpower when it comes to the waffles. After breakfast, we gather in the family room couch and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. It’s fun to see the celebrities on the floats, the musical numbers, those amazing giant balloons, and, of course, the Rockettes, whose performance always includes their signature, kick which I will never be able to do. Ever. At the end of the parade, Santa arrives signaling the beginning of the Christmas season. Later in the day we host a family dinner with all of the trimmings. We have football fans in the house, so the traditional football games are also on our TV. The entire day is special, thanks to family, thanks to good food, and thanks those annual traditions.