Thursday, November 25, 2010


My heart.
My belly!
My home.
My life.

Today is Thanksgiving. A day full of family, love, food made with love, lots of laughter and gentle reminders all around how very lucky we are to have things, life, but most of all people we love who love us back.

It might be the only day of the year I gladly woke up at 5:30 a.m. It is my first year being responsible for the star of the feast.... the turkey. He was placed in the refrigerator to thaw on MONDAY. This morning he was still in the frozen tundra state. A quick google later and he was immersed in cold water and warmed up to ready to bake temperature quite nicely.

There was turkey, chicken, cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, mustard greens, butter beans, dumplings, broccoli salad, cucumber/tomato salad, pear salad, rolls, yeast rolls, cornbread, pecan pie, chocolate delight, rum cake (mmmm!), strawberry cake, apple slices, strawberries and donuts. We're full... all seventeen of us... and sleepy.

Tomorrow is Black Friday and stores will open for Christmas sales at 4 a.m. Guess who WON'T be there. If I get up at 4 a.m. it will be because Hugh Jackman and Nathan Fillion are on my doorstep. Since shopping isn't in my top five list of things I enjoy doing, I have to say that the prospect of battling hordes of savings crazy maniacs in the aisles of Walmart or the mall stores is my idea of hell.


Stomper Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sounds like a wonderful day.

As for your sales, I'm like that with the Boxing Day sales over here. After all the Christmas hoo-hah, NOTHING could get me back in a mall with a throng of crazed consumers.

Mary said...

I feel full just reading about it ... and it makes me all the more determined to share it with you one day...

Even the name of your sales day is freaky... here "Black Friday" would be used to indicate either a Friday 13th (as you would know ) or more ominously a tragic bushfire ..

Aunty Evil said...

Oh yum! Some of that sounds delish! Other stuff sounds yuk (ie. Broccoli salad) but yum to the rest!

And I love how you all have mashed potato with everything, we have roast veggies. I love mashed potato!

I love roast potatoes too though. Can I have both? I promise to be thankful!

Anonymous said...

If both of them turn up send Nathan my way. YOu're life is full enough already!

Anonymous said...

Crap - changed my sentence from You're full up to Your life is full, but didn't change the spelling of your. Got your red pen handy??

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