Wednesday, November 25, 2009

About That Time!!!

Well, It's after 6PM so my Pre-Thanksgiving baking is about to commence.
I do about half my baking and prep work the day before the main event. Easier that way.

Next year I'll host a big dinner again for the entire family, but it's just going to be me and Paul this year.
I just have to make the cornbread for the DRESSING (and YES- there IS a HUGE difference in Dressing and Stuffing!!!), and bake a Southern Buttermilk Pound Cake.
The rest will be done tomorrow.

It's odd- having just me and Paul...usually I spend at LEAST three days before Thanksgiving baking and prepping when we have the entire family over!! And by the entire family, I mean the kids, the grand-kids, my mom and her friend, and sometimes a couple of my siblings and a couple of their kids, and we usually have a few mis-placed people come along, too. All are usually welcome to share our bounty. But this year Paul and I are taking a break and it's going to be just he and I.

Watching the Macy's Parade while the turkey roasts, spend a leisurely afternoon cooking up the rest of the dinner while sipping on a glass of Eggnog, eating dinner, going for a short ride to look at some Christmas displays around town and finishing up the evening drinking a White Russian or two while watching a bit of TV!!!
I'm looking forward to a nice quiet day with My Love.


Evan 08 said...

Mrs. Evan and I had a similar Thanksgiving last year. It was a bit odd at first, but by the end of the day, we reveled in the knowledge that it was just the two of us.

This year, it's us, the kids, my parents, my younger brother, his son, and his son's girlfriend.

We're frying a turkey again. That's the shizzle!!

Happy Thanksgiving, you two.

Michael Dodd said...

Hope the day was as wonderful as your plans sound!

Last Christmas the kids couldn't make it here because of snow messing with trains out of Chicago. Helen and Jay made it, though, from St. Paul, and the four of us had a nice, relaxed Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange. The next day they drove on to Chicago and our neighbors -- trapped in the Dells by the weather, too -- joined us for a quiet Christmas dinner.

This year the whole crowd is expected again. But the small quiet way was fun, too.

marie said...

Sounds great...although i will always miss your cooking. I did get to see Julie and Eddie though, and TJ is staying for a night or two. So its been a good thanksgiving for us. Luv ya much and miss ya'll!