Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Prep (Added a Pic)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I really enjoy cooking all the food and then, of course, eating it. I like being able to eat leftovers for days. I like the low to no pressure that goes along with it as well. No presents to buy and wrap. Love it. I also can’t think of a Thanksgiving that has any bad memories attached to it.

The first Thanksgiving dinner that I cooked by myself for the Mister, the girls, and I was in 1999. We were living in our base housing in Lakeside, CA and it was just the four of us. I was extremely nervous about cooking a turkey and the stuffing too. Turns out that turkeys are hard to screw up and the stuffing was sensational since it was a family recipe. I also made green bean casserole, scalloped corn, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, a fresh veggie plate, deviled eggs, and pumpkin pies for desert. Everything tasted great and the Mister and I ended up in the typical tryptophan coma afterwards. The oldest child was three at the time. Gosh!! Three years old. I miss those days sometimes. The youngest child was only 9 months old and harmless. The oldest child, not so much. When the Mister and I came out of our coma, we discovered that the oldest child had aerated the pumpkin pie, lmao!! She had taken her fingers and poked holes in the entire thing. Luckily, I had made two so we still had pie for desert. We still laugh about that to this day. It’s one of my favorite Thanksgiving memories.

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The infamous pie is in the back.

3 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite holiday. We had plans to go away this Thanksgiving but we changed them at the last minute. I decided I wanted to be home and cook our own meal.
    Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. I love Thanksgiving. I should have already planned out what I'm going to cool to take to our families but I haven't narrowed it down yet.

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  3. Dana~~I understand about wanting to stay home. That's my preference too. I hope you and your family have a terrific Thanksgiving.

    Pam~~I'm sure whatever you take will be great. I've seen pictures of stuff you've made and it always looks and sounds good.

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