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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Table 2016: Bow Enjoys a Thanksgiving Feast

What is Bow's favorite thing at Thanksgiving? I have been asked. He has not answered this question definitively, but his three favorites are the bubbly red grape juice, the pumpkin pie and the cranberry sauce. All are fairly sweet, and Bow has a sweet tooth.

Bow was happy to have another visit with his grandma, and he settled down to having her here without displaying or making too much noise. He knows her and recognizes that she is part of his family, and he looks forward to Thanksgiving every year.

This year, I made the pumpkin pie and the cranberry sauce. My mother prepared all the other food.

Here is a video of my mother slicing the yams.

The first thing that Bow asked for was the Welch's sparkling red grape juice.

He took his sweet time drinking it, too.

He wanted to enjoy it down to the very last drop. When he requested it, he called it " שתיה", which is just the Hebrew word for "a drink."

The next thing Bow asked for was the pumpkin pie. He called it עוגה. That's just a general word that covers both cake and pie.

You can hear my mother and me talking in the background, while Bow has his pumpkin pie. After that, I offered him a turkey leg, but he said it was "סתם", meaning nothing special. He wanted the cranberry sauce, instead. He called it "אדום", which means "red".

After that, Bow was full, so he asked to go outside. The rest of the family proceeded with our Thanksgiving feast at a more leisurely pace. A good time was had by all.


  1. Bow knows what is important in life - eat desert first! I love how he seems to savor every sip of his drink and every bite of his pie and cranberry sauce.
    Glad you got to enjoy Thanksgiving with your Mom, Aya! Mine was here just last weekend! We cooked a 15-lb turkey yesterday for just me & Bob...looks like we'll be eating turkey forever. :-)

    1. Hi, Kathy. Bow definitely has a knack for enjoying his meals. It is always nice when my mother comes and we all enjoy her cooking and her company. Glad you got to see yours last weekend. This year our turkey was only 12 pounds, which made it easier to manage.

  2. Your Thanksgiving meal looks great.