Dumas stated, “Displaying the hospitality that Iranians so cherish, my father extended a dinner invitation to everyone who called”(321). “As a result, we found ourselves feeding dozens of people every weekend”(Dumas 321). Her mom intended dinner starting on Monday for the next weekend. Since she didn’t drive, her husband took her shopping every Tuesday for all the provisions she needed for the dinner. Availability and freshness of food and herbs determined how long the shopping trip would be.
Colten Barrett Comp II 9/5/2012 Dr. Smith Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with feasting, joy, bonding and memories. My family along with millions of other American families every year, come together to celebrate everything that we have been grateful for throughout the year. We celebrate by feasting on some of our most savored dishes; some dishes happen to be a family tradition and are served at every Thanksgiving. Every year my family celebrates Thanksgiving at my grandma and grandpa’s house. By the time every one gets to Grandma’s house, the house is already filling up with fabulous smells of pie, meat, and other wonderful foods and to top it off the smell of fresh cut grass blowing in for the opened windows throughout the house.
The font the authors used in the book was times new roman and the size of the words was 14-point font. Next, the pages of the book are pictures of Jack and his family the Beene’s preparing for Christmas Eve dinner, when they are alerted by two homeless people seeking for rest and food. The illustration of the book is in a cartoon setting made for children ages four to eight. On the back of the book there is a pot symbolizing the tomato soup that was served for the Beene’s Christmas Eve
Walking into Nonna’s house smelling homemade sugo(pasta sauce) being dumped onto the fresh pasta she had probably made that very day was the best! On the table was chicken cutlets, salad, rapine, and so many other dishes along with tutto la familia(The whole family) I remember having to kiss everyone two times on the cheek, I didn’t understand this then but as I got older, I realised the importance of the kissing on the cheeks. After a big lunch, my Zio Stefano brought out a cake and everyone sang to me, they brought me gifts and I hold dear to me the gift I received from my mother. She had given me a necklace that was my great grandmothers. At that moment I didn’t care for it until I later learned that it was a necklace passed down from generation to generation.
We are almost out of food and hank has developed and bad cold from the changing spring weather. I cooked up some bean soup and corn bread hoping a full belly and good night sleep will help him finish our journey. We are about a day away from the end of our journey. Hank is feeling a lot better. We were able to get some doves to eat, along with our last cup of rice.
There is always a salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados and green peppers. I will switch potatoes, pasta or rice and most nights have a vegetable. I drink milk with dinner but throughout the day I drink at least 4 or 5 bottles of water. I have cut deserts (which was a very hard thing for me to give up) and only eat them on occasion. I make pumpkin bread on occasion or have been buying fruit newton crisps for when I have a sweet
Currently I have been eating very healthy. I have been buying different fruits and vegetables that look good and have been juicing a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. I have found my bowel movements are much better due to this. Six months ago, I was eating very unhealthy. For breakfast I could have potato chips, a couple slices of bread with butter, and other processed snacks, for lunch I would have a baconator at Wendy’s, with a small fry, and a small soda, then for dinner I would eat whatever is at home.
From the Big Bang to the Garden of Eden to the circumstances of our own births, we yearn to travel back to that distant time when everything was new and full of promise. Perhaps then, we tell ourselves, we can start to make sense of the convoluted mess we are in today. But beginnings are rarely as clear-cut as we would like them to be. Take, for example, the event that most Americans associate with the start of the United States: the voyage of the Mayflower.” (Nathaniel Philbrick). Every year late in November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving; a holiday which one is thankful for the house they live in, clothes on their back, food on their plate and family who love them dearly.
I am currently on a diet plan because I just recently had a baby. I have started this plan about two weeks ago and it has been effective for since I have lost six pounds. My plan consist of not consuming more than 2,000 calories a day and replacing one meal for a protein shake for breakfast every morning. For lunch, I may have a cup of fruit, Greek yogurt, and/or a plain turkey sandwich. For dinner, I mainly consume fish, maybe salmon but never fried, mixed vegetables, and boiled eggs.
Basketball is my life! I can't imagine my life without it! I wake up early to go for a run every morning before school. Then come back to shelter to cook breakfast for all of the kids ages 5-10. I usually eat whatever is left over because we do not have a lot of food.