This is a the view from my parents back yard on Thanksgiving day. They built this home 14 years ago, I grew up in the homestead which is barely visible towards the back of this photo. I think it is one of the most beautiful places in Nebraska.
My brother and sister-in-law live in the house I grew up in. They have raised their 4 children in this house. I love going back to this ranch. It is located on the edge of the Nebraska sandhills (affectionately call the gateway to the sandhills). My Dad is a very proud rancher. When I was growing up we always had Herefords cattle and I was brainwashed to think the Hereford meat was the best. I still love a good Hereford steak. Guess what was standing right outside Dad’s back door….
On Thanksgiving Day my family was the first to arrive so I helped a little with the meal preparation. My Mom had the majority of it prepared, and as always it was delicious. Take a look at my favorite pan in my Mom’s kitchen…
This pan has been around longer than me. Check out the top lid- I remember my Dad replacing the handle when I was little. When I was little I used this pan to pop popcorn in. I would add oil to the bottom and pop away. We would eat popcorn as our family meal every Sunday night. I may have to fight my brother and sister for this pan some day. They also have fond memories of foods cooked with this pan.
It was a day to be Thankful for!