Friday, November 28, 2008
One of the things that I love about coming down to visit family is that fact that they only want me now for my children. I know my place. I am their chauffeur. I bring them and they could care less if I accompany them or not. They take them and it doesn't matter if I stay or if I go. Hello Date Night!!!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thanksgiving can be really crazy sometimes going from one family to the next so I decided to have a little turkey dinner on Saturday. Since it wasn't actually Thanksgiving I decided to get a little creative with the turkey. I make a really great chicken in a crock pot and I decided to try cooking a turkey in there. Well, I got the smallest most pathetic turkey I could find, then I put it in there and the lid didn't go on to good. But after about 15 min. of persuasion it agreed that it really did fit into the crock pot and it would be ok if I cooked it there.
Then after a very hectic day with the kids (some days the kids can be little angels and help not hinder plans and tasks that need to be accomplished, not one of those days) that involved a trip to the zoo I came home, through some stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy together and called it dinner. (We will not mention the biscuits and green beans that I meant to cook and didn't remember until we were seated. I didn't mention them then so why would I now.) A dinner that was a success with very happily mashed potatoed children. There was much bath time after dinner let me tell you.
After dinner I had planed on having some individual pumpkin pies for dessert but they didn't get made (I did mention that the hectic day involved a zoo trip and did not involve spending a day in the kitchen). So our family went to Coldstone for some yummy dessert (Bubba I loved the birthday gift) followed by trip to the bookstore.
All and all a very fun and successful event within our little household and I'm thinking that it should become our new family tradition. We'll call it the PreThanksgiving Turkey Dinner.