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Finally . . . some cold weather! Just as it should be for Thanksgiving . . . but not TOO COLD. Cold enough to be able to use the garage for storage of some dishes that wouldn’t fit in our refrig. Yes, it was a FULL refrig — even after our wonderful meal yesterday afternoon.
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to ALL — hopefully everyone was able to enjoy the day with loved ones. Both our sons and family were with us, and for that we are so thankful!
THE MEAL — yummy, as always. Had a big turkey in our oven this year — 23 lbs.– even though at one time we considered having just a turkey breast. After trying out 3 different roasting pans, we finally got one that was wide enough to catch the drippings as it roasted.
DESSERTS — were aplenty! Think we had more of these than side dishes with the turkey. But . . . each of us has a favorite pie or cake, so we try to please all. And then, Kelby decided that we needed some of his special choc. chip cookies. Problem, however — no oven space. The turkey had another couple hours to go and then it was “finish up” time for the dressing, sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese (NO, not the Kraft box kind — the REAL kind from scratch!), and green bean casserole.
Problem solved — spotted the little toaster/oven on the counter. Of course, we had to find a “little” cookie sheet to fit it. We did. So . . . the cookie making began — in the middle of everything else. Do you know what happens when you have cookie dough sitting in a big bowl around young folks? So, as it turned out, we didn’t need that much oven to bake cookies after all!
After our wonderful meal together — and it’s really all about being together, more than the food . . . right? . . . the guys headed outside for some target shooting. ONLY in TEXAS!
That left the clean-up to us girls, but kitchen-time is special time together, too . . . right? You know it . . . .
Even though the experts say . . . don’t leave food outside the refrig. long or else you’ll die . . . we left out the left-overs. Some dishes did go to the garage to stay cold — why not . . . Keegan walked in from the garage asking if we knew there were some bowls of food out there. Guess we have to train our “boys” a little better.
Traditionally we watched the BIG GAME on this day — UT vs. Texas A&M. However, some years back someone offered more $$$ to the athletic directors if they’d schedule the game on the day after! And they fell for it!
So, what to do after eating a big meal, going outside for target shooting, and cleaning up a dirty kitchen?
PICTIONARY . . . of course! Did I hear some moans? Well, this was a very fun way to finish off our day — actually, it was just a side-track before we all headed back into the kitchen to refill our plates with . . . left-overs!
And it’s left-overs again today . . . as we watch THE GAME that we should have been able to watch yesterday! So, even though not all of the family can be together again today (some had to go to work!) . . . the rest of us will gather around the tv with full tummies again and watch the Horns whoop up on those Aggies! Hook ‘Em!
Did anyone see where we put that pulley bone?