Thanksgiving Countdown ...Day 2
You may not have to do this but I HAVE/NEED to PURGE my Refrigerator of all foreign objects
past due items from 2009...yep...
there was a bottle of salad dressing
with expiration date
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
it inevitably makes its way to the world of Medicine...
Medicine, you say???..
Mold grown for Penicillin!!??
THAT KIND OF MEDICINE.
Just doing my part for Science!
NOW...I can fill it back up from my
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..
Veggies & Ranch Dip
Macaroni Salad (my mother's unique style)
Sweet Potato Casserole
Fresh Green Beans
Cranberry Orange Relish
Cranberry Sauce plain
Dressing (2 kinds)
Southern dressing (my MIL makes a pan for me)
WV Dressing (oyster dressing)
Sister Schubert Rolls
Pumpkin Pie/Cool Whip
Coconut Creme Pie
And THAT my dear friends is the Thanksgiving Menu
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...
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
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
The GIRLS go for
Christmas Photo with
Santa...a VERY large group
I might add.
More stories ahead....