This years Thanksgiving was a first. It was quiet and calm. No guests! As much as I love all the hussle and bustle of cooking for others and having a big ‘ole party, this year I needed to chill and not deal with the anxiety of it all. It was a pleasant change. We popped the bird in the oven around 9am and it was done earlier than expected, like by several hours. That was a nice surprise! We had been watching the NY Thanksgiving Parade all morning. We had all the fix’ins, of course! Cranberry sauce, actually two types. I like mine canned, S. likes his homemade with skins and all. Green Bean casserole, Mashed Tatters, fresh bread, stuffing, and black olives. hehehe We entered our meal reciting three things we were thankful for. We finished eating within a half an hour. DELICIOUS!!!! The bird came out perfectly!
After we cleaned up and digested our dinner. We fed all the barn animals and set up Movies. We watched Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown Mayflower, and Charlie Brown Bon Voyage. I don’t know if anyone else remembers, but the television show “WKRP in Cinninati” had an episode the involved Turkeys. We watched that particular episode. We laughed are heads off!! While we watched the movies we broke out the dessert. I had cut down from making 5-7 pies to baking only TWO!!! One Pumpkin pie and the other Banana Cream Pie. I whipped up some thick whipped cream. Heated the Nut Roll we got from the Polaski deli/bakery this week. So FULL!!!!
The day kinda seemed forever long, but was really relaxing and enjoyable. After the wee one was fast asleep, we watched “Iron Chef America: Thanksgiving!”. What a great battle that was. Could you imagine making an entire Thanksgiving feast in an hour!! The birds still had feathers!!!! It was a great day overall!!
I am going to try to keep a running list of things I am grateful for on my blog. You will see it at below the flickr photos box. I am going to see if I can move it to a more visible area later. Thank you for all reading my blog!!!