Years ago, when my first five children were all under the age of 10, and I was suddenly single, I used every last cent to buy Thanksgiving dinner stuff.
Now DFB (dead flat broke), Thanksgiving Eve, I'm cooking my pumpkin pie filling and can't find my pie tins. That's when the kids confess they were using them for flying saucers to sled down the driveway.
Desperate for a dish, I sent the kids to bed and made the pumpkin pie in a big cast iron skillet.
Next morning: I bought everything for the dinner --except BREAKFAST. And guess what? turkey wasn't scheduled til 6 pm.
Poor hungry lil kiddies!
So we had skillet pumpkin pie for breakfast. The kids loved it so much, they begged for it every year afterward!!
A lot of our favorite family traditions get started in some ordinary way like that one-- What's the Story behind your favorite Family Thanksgiving Traditions?