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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What's on Your Menu?

I can't believe that tomorrow is already Thanksgiving Day. It feels like it was just March... where has this year gone?

I took the day off today for dinner prep and some extra time to hang out with Madison. We ran a bunch of errands, visited a new local bookstore just for kids called The Neverending Story(http://www.theneverendingstory.biz/), and got some cooking done. We really enjoyed the bookstore this morning, it really is all about kids and the book selection was fantastic. There's storytelling each Wednesday morning and an area to sit and read on your own.

We'll have 16 people in the house tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner - family and a few friends. Everyone is showing up around 1ish (just in time to watch Dallas play the Jets). We are a very informal family - we'll all find a place to park it in the living room with our loaded plates to cheer (or curse) the Cowboys. We're having a turkey and a ham, along with all the traditions - stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, etc. I don't have it so bad on the cooking end - everyone is bringing a dish so I'm only cooking the turkey, stuffing and an artichoke dip (I cheated and ordered the ham). In looking at the menu this afternoon, everyone had better wear their elastic pants.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? What's on the menu, and who are you spending the day with?

I am sending you all wishes for a warm, safe Thanksgiving - and full bellies!


New White Keds said...

Happy Turkey Day to one of my favorite turkies!

Our day will be kinda like yours. My in-laws are coming over for dinner at about 5:30. We too are expecting a merry mix of family and friends some of mine, some of my MIL's and my hope is for a day and a meal that makes everyone feel so blessed.

I am doing most of the cooking. Ken prepped the bird, but I am thinking once it is in the oven, it will be all about me.

I am making stuffing (2 kinds), sweet potatoes, salads (x2), veggies (x2), applesauce (which is cooking away) and cranberries. The MIL is bringing squash and pies and the rolls and some fresh fruit are being brought by guests. I apparently did not get off as easily as you did. But then again, I LOVE to cook.

Anyway, I am so thankful for the gift of your presence and participation in my life, dear friend. I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed thanksgiving.

Sheena said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your day went great! We had tons of great food too, my belly is overstuffed!

BeckEye said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm visiting the family in Pittsburgh for a nice, long weekend.

An80sNut said...

Did 2:00 dinner with Kerry's family and then 5:00 at my mother's. I'm going to have to get used to this extended family stuff when it comes to holidays.