Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

It's Thanksgiving day, and I'm finally sitting down with my feet up.  It has been a really good day.
The house smells like roasted turkey, it's dark outside with a covering of fresh snow, and I have the "tranquility" music station on the tv.  Perfect and cozy evening.  I'm covered with a blanket and have a good "who did it" book, but one things missing...............
My husband!  He's had a headache for the past three days, and we just came home from my parents house, and he had to go right to bed he feels horrible.  I feel horrible for him and wish I could take the pain away.  I'm used to headaches and kind of know what to expect, but his has been bad and lingering for the past three days.

He has been a good sport though, and it has been a good Thanksgiving.  My Mom made the turkey and pumpkin pie.  I made the side dishes: 7 layered salad, broccoli salad, sweet potato biscuits, spinach stuffing balls, cornbread apple stuffing, paula deans sweet potato casserole, and Tom made the green bean cassrole.  A very successful cooking day!  Last night I made two pumpkin pies, Tom requested a cherry pie, and an apple die that I took for dessert at my parents house today.  Everything turned out perfect and we were all stuffed like little pigs after one plate.

I hope you all are having a great Thanksgiving and a good peaceful evening. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Where's my maid?

Tom cleaned up the kitchen and did the dishes Sunday morning before leaving for church in Hope.  I was under the weather Sunday (to put it mildly) so I stayed home.  I made Tom some rum raisin banana bread, but was sure to do the dishes as I cooked because he hates dishes in the sink!

Monday evening we were both exhausted when we got home so I made some quick vegetarian bean burritos.  That simple one casserole dish ended up filling both sides of our sink!  And now it's Tuesday morning, and it stinks in here!  So where's my maid?  She's also been slacking on the vacuuming.

Thanksgiving 2011

It's 5:11am and I've been up for over an hour.   It's the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I can't turn my mind off!  There's so much to do, and I don't want to forget anything!  Tonight is our last Dave Ramsey class, and tomorrow is a huge potluck/Christmas decorating event at work.  I haven't planned the finger foods I'm bringing for tomorrow, and I have class tonight, so there's no time for cooking!  Then when I get home tomorrow I need to start on the pies for Thanksgiving, boiling the sweet poatoes, and preparing the homemade cranberry sauce.  Oh and make the 7 layered sald - which reminds me I need to set out the turkey bacon to unthaw.

Did you all hear about the craigslist posting for a Holiday girlfriend?  Wanted for Christmas parties and snuggling by the fire, but the deal only lasts until 11:59pm January 2nd? haha!  I thought about things like that when I was single.  I hated going to holiday parties alone!! Everyone had their families and I had.........well my parents.  But you can't exactly go to family events and haul your parents along with you're in your late twenties.  So it was solo all the time.  Sharing the table with children while the couples all sat together....ahh I many times just wanted someone to date during the holidays just so I didn't have to go through that time alone!  I'm glad I no longer have to worry about that!

Well Happy Thanksgiving to all - I hope your holidays are filled with much love, friends, family, and good food.  If you're making fried turkey please be careful!