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FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD...PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU...PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE.
JEREMIAH 29:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Countdown Cont'd


 Thanksgiving Countdown ...Day 2

Thanksgiving Cleaning
You may not have to do this but I HAVE/NEED to PURGE my Refrigerator of all foreign objects 
and/or 
past due items from 2009...yep...
there was a bottle of salad dressing
with expiration date 
of 2009!  
This drives my chef son-in-law CRAZY! 

I blame my mother for this bad housekeeping habit of squirreling away leftovers knowing full well they won't be used.  It seems so wasteful to throw out perfectly good food 
but ALAS...
it inevitably makes its way to the world of Medicine...
Medicine, you say???..
you know...
Mold grown for Penicillin!!??  
THAT KIND OF MEDICINE.  
Just doing my part for Science!
NOW...I can fill it back up from my 
THREE TRIPS
to KROGER/PUBLIX/GRINERS!

 
 Baking begins in earnest the Monday before Thanksgiving.  I order 3 Coconut Creme Pies from Gibsons BBQ (sinfully good) and a smoked turkey from New Market BBQ (yum) 



I will bake another turkey (plain) plus a spiral sliced ham.  
Some items will be for snacking and eating on for the 4 days my family is here such a dips, chips, etc..



Spinach/Artichoke Dip
Texas Caviar
Veggies & Ranch Dip
Deviled Eggs
Fruit Salad
Coleslaw
Macaroni Salad (my mother's unique style)
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mashed Potatoes
Squash Casserole
Broccoli Casserole
Fresh Green Beans
Cranberry Orange Relish
Cranberry Sauce plain
Turkey/Ham
Turkey gravy
Dressing (2 kinds)
Southern dressing (my MIL makes a pan for me)
WV Dressing (oyster dressing)
Sister Schubert Rolls
Sweet Tea/Coffee
Pumpkin Pie/Cool Whip
Pecan Pie
Coconut Creme Pie
Chocolate Pie

And THAT my dear friends is the Thanksgiving Menu
at the
Hillis Farm
 

After dinner, the guys watch football, I decorate my table for Christmas, and the kids play outside weather permitting or begin the Christmas crafts.  Several years ago, a quilt hanging was signed  and I make sure it is hung for everyone to see at Thanksgiving.  We've only had to blot out one name...
Hmmm??? 
You'll have to twist my arm to get me to tell THAT story!!!



On the evening of Thanksgiving we often go see 
the Christmas lights 
at the 
Botanical Garden!!  
A 1 mile drive of themed lights and my favorite...the "icicle forest" with lots of hanging white lights.  Lots of OOOOhs and Ahhhs from the kiddos as well as the adults.

Back home, it's another round of pie and coffeeand a movie for the night owls.

 The gals head for bed because
Black Friday
is 
NEXT!!

The GIRLS go for
the Annual
Christmas Photo with
Santa...a VERY large group
I might add.

More stories ahead....


Gmama

6 comments:

  1. blessings are counted....nice clean fridge..sounds like you have lots to do...heh..I note my time to rest girl...lol...great addition

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  2. My daughter from Georgia just came for a visit (to see the new baby, Sophie girl), we had so much fun. While she was visiting here I was snapping away taking pics, she opened the fridge...I thought...YIKES! I did not get around to cleaning it before her visit. I don't like food to be thrown away either. I think I will use it, or freeze it...we throw way too much food out! It's sad. There are so many jobs to always get done. Especially when you know company is coming!
    Your menu looks yummy! We are going to my M.I.L.'s home for Thanksgiving. There will be a TON of food...yummy too! :)
    Enjoy the Thanksgiving time with your family!

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  3. Ok....consider your arm twisted!! LOL!! How on earth did someone get their name 'blotted'???? You have to tell me.

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  4. OMG...you have lots on your plate to do...love your fridge...wish mine was as clean!

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  5. You are officially the only other person I've ever known who knows about oyster dressing....my mother-in-law made it. And she made oyster pie - ever had it? blessings, marlene

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