Scherer Family Thanksgiving traditions

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Mary Beth Scherer

Mary Beth Scherer, superintendent of the Concordia R-II School District, says her Thanksgiving traditions include a road trip to Montgomery City.

"We have always spent Thanksgiving with the Scherer Family in Montgomery City, Missouri," she said. "We have some of the usual family traditions with turkey and my mother-in-law, Sue Scherer's, stuffing."

She said though the fare always has been somewhat traditional, culinary offerings are starting to expand.

"Over the years we have added some new food traditions that we always look forward to, such as cranberry salsa and cabbage salad," she said.

Scherer noted that, as all the kids have gotten older -- the youngest are now 19 years old -- the cousins always engage in some serious game playing.

"We try to keep the them educational, like Timeline or games that emphasize strategy, like Carcassonne or Coup."

Like many Thanksgiving gatherings around the country, the day usually includes some college football, and possibly a nap.

"The nap is always helpful to prepare for some early Black Friday shopping," she said.

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