Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two Days Til Thanksgiving....

I'm in the process of cleaning the house for Thanksgiving. I was taken down Saturday thanks to a nasty head cold, but happily I've been feeling better. I started cleaning Sunday but really I'd call it de-cluttering the house.

The piles of crap we accumulate in this house is amazing!

Really my "cleaning" didn't actually start until Monday. I procrastinate about cleaning. So that's why it's Tuesday & I'm still working on it, but I'm happy to say I'm done except for the powder room...unless you count upstairs!!

I'm not even counting that part of the house!!

There are about 4 baskets of laundry piled HIGH waiting to be put away. Crossing my fingers it'll get done but not gonna stress over it either.

Tomorrow I'll be making desserts. Yummy Apple Pies, Cheesecake, chocolate covered pretzels, possibly even mini caramel apples (if I can figure out if they'll keep overnight). The pretzels will look like this but I'll probably talk the girls into sorting the m&m's into fall colors (if I can't remember to just buy a bag of the autumn ones--not holding my breath!)

Hopefully on Thanksgiving I'll remember to take pics of the spread. Each year I forget to take pics of the food. I'm getting a little better, so maybe this year I'll get it right. This was last year's bird. The pic does not do it justice! I slathered it with butter & turkey rub & then bake it in Reynold's oven bags according to the directions & it comes out moist & juicy & ummmm ummmm good! Oh yeah & it cuts the cooking time too--love that extra sleep!!

Here's Joe carving the bad boy. Got a 20+ pounder this year. I was going for something like 17lbs but my only choices were 20 or 12lbs. It was free thanks to the promotion so what do I care? It'll get eaten.Last year we changed tradition a bit. I've made Gingerbread houses with the girls for a couple of years now at some point during December, but last year I got the kit early & had the kids decorate/play in between dinner & dessert. They had so much FUN!! I've got to run out tomorrow & get a kit at Michael's.

Word of advice--Save yourself a headache & get the pre-assembled kit!!Here are my sisters Marie & Chet & me messin around after trying to wrestle the kids for a group pic, which didn't go according to plan.As for tomorrow....let the baking begin!


{Susan...Seriously.} said...

i never take enough pics either...always forget...hoping to this week, as i made a holly days mini album for december and want to add this week, too...

have a great turkey day!

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

OK, I seriously love your kitchen!! And I would love for the mini carmel apples recipe...Yum!
Hope you're feeling better!