>Happy Turkey Day!!!!!

><———— the kids turkey cookies!! 🙂

My sister and her family drove 18 hours to spend Thanksgiving with us. Usually they stay there, but we are going to NM for Christmas, so they came down.

Since I spent last year with my in-laws in New Mexico, I was reeeally looking forward to my mom’s dinner this year. Now, most of y’all know I have an up and down relationship with my mom. Last night, around 7-ish, she figured since we were eating at our house it would just be “easier” for me to cook it. Over here. By myself.

It’d be funny if I were joking =/

It worked out fine. Well, I was close to tears a couple of times, but Howard was so sweet. He was there every time I needed him. We were up till 1 last night, making pies and cornbread. I woke up at 7:30 to put the 20 pound bird in!! And luckily everything turned out soooo good! We had turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, brussel sprouts (with a little bacon and maple syrup-YUM), cranberry sauce, rolls, black olives, rolls, and gravy. Plus sweet potato, pumpkin and apple pies (all homemade). I had never made a sweet potato pie before, and everyone thought it was really good. It’s my daughter’s fave 🙂

I had turkey, dressing, potatoes, brussel sprouts, one roll, and a bit of gravy. Later on I had pumpkin pie and a smidge of apple. I’m a pumpkin gal though 🙂

Now it’s 7:15. The Cowboy’s won, the kitchen’s clean, and we are about to rockband it up. I hope you all had an awesome turkey day!!!!!!

A few parting thoughts!!!

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. –Irv Kupcinet

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. –Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants. –Kevin James

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!!

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One Response to >Happy Turkey Day!!!!!

  1. >Val, I am glad the day turned out so well. It can be extremely stressful to have that thrown on you at the last minute. You did well though!

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