Monday, November 30, 2009
What's it all about?
Thanksgiving is over. The 19 lb. turkey was consumed in two days. Almost frightening! We did have about 10 for dinner....it was the "after the meal" snacking that finished it up. I think the two guys pictured above contributed heavily to the finishing of the bird. One is about 6'6" and the other is 6"4". It takes a lot of calories to keep them going. And after reading all my cooking magazines...I just decided to do the tried and true dinner....Turkey and all of the carbohydrates that go with it.
My kids made fun of my pumpkin....as witnessed above...my music....and to top it off they no longer need my cooking lessons and they beat me at Boggle and Scrabble. But they helped cook and clean and brought much laughter to this old empty house. The week went by so quickly!
We had Molly and Josh (My oldest son's best friend...and really an adopted family member!) over for a visit. They have added new baby girl to their family....Jeff and Greg decided to teach their two cute boys how to cook cookies.
We had to purchase more "Break and Bake" cookies so the boys could do some "manly" cooking. With joy like this....why go to the extra work of home made? I'm really starting to reevaluate my priorities in life. Maybe easy and simple are the key!
I've written about these two boys before. You can read about them here....
http://www.dashdist.com/blackbird/news.html Check out the Gingerbread House party. Their mom and dad said they would like to come to another one.
Maybe what we need for the holidays is just family, friends and a bit of laughter!
Hope yours was full of fun too!