Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I just want to give a "shout out" to my friend Katie who is hosting her first Thanksgiving this year. Good Luck getting everything together, and good luck with having your family (9 extra people) stay with you! (If you have to sneak a shot or two of vodka to help keep you sane, we'll all understand!) (I'm so glad my house isn't big enough to host Thanksgiving dinner...I'd even more of a wreck right now than I already am!)

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Now that October is over, I have started thinking about Thanksgiving. (Novel idea huh, thinking about the Holiday IN THE MONTH the holiday occurs...WOW! Wish retailers would follow my example!) My sister and I started talking about Thanksgiving dinner, and who should provide which dishes (it is the year we all spend it with my parents/family) and it got me wondering about my friend's traditions. In the last few years, my Dad started Deep Frying the turkey. My hubby and Dad (sometimes my brother) stand around the turkey fryer in the backyard, holding a beer or two or three (my brother sans beer), while the women try to get the rest of the meal ready at the same time or even before the turkey is done. How fair is that? The turkey of course is cooked to perfection, AND we don't have to run to the neighbors to cook the rolls or dressing. But it never fails....the women are rushing around like chickens with their heads cut off (I know cliche, but I haven't had my caffeine yet this morning) and the men get to stand around "watching to make sure the turkey doesn't start on fire". Now I ask you "How many men does it take to make sure a turkey doesn't burn??" in our case "Four, 1 to actually watch the turkey (my firefighter brother) and 3 others to tell him how to watch it".

So now it is your turn...let me know what your Thanksgiving traditions are!