Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I have tons to be thankful for. I'm looking forward to preparing the huge meal and having guests. I do wish I could be with my extended family, though. Oh well.

The kids are home for a few days. Nowadays, they are totally into vintage Scooby Doo movies. I liked that stuff, too, when I was a kid. I wish they had school today so I could run errands and have the house to myself just one more day.

The day after Thanksgiving I will work at the hospital. Yay! I haven't worked in a long time and with Christmas coming up, it will be good to have some extra money coming in. Speaking of Christmas, I ordered Kendall's American Doll last night. Now, I have to figure out what the little guy wants from Santa. He's really into the magnetic building tiles. I think I need to order some more so he can build big things.

So, I better stop blogging and get cooking! I've got to make my stuffing today. I'm making cornbread stuffing/dressing. It's simple, yet so yummy. I made my cranberry sauce last night. I've never made homemade cranberry sauce before. I'll taste it today to see how the flavors blended. Our friends are bringing two pies and some green beans. I usually am the dessert person but I'm happy to pass the torch when it comes to making pumpkin pies. I'm not a fan of them. I'm also roasting some fresh brussel sprouts with figs and lardon. And of course, we will have mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. My husband doesn't like the sweeter version of sweet potatoes that my family makes so we will do a savory dish with sauteed onions, garlic and butter mixed in mashed sweet potatoes. I should get some yeasty rolls to put on the table too. I almost forgot about that! I think that's it for the menu. Oh, and the turkey. We have a huge one because Pete thought I said I wanted leftovers. Ugh.

So, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


diane said...

How many people have you got coming? The whole village? Have a good time.

Char said...

Yummy! That sounds like a veritable feast! I love hearing what others cook and how they put together their meals! Would you mind sharing your stuffing recipe? Actually make that the entire turkey recipe, stuffing included? We don't really cook turkey much in SA but I'd love to surprise my hubby with a lovely turkey roast one day!