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So how was your Thanksgiving? Was it wonderful? Did you get enough to eat (hehehe). All of the above for me!
I set my alarm for 7:30am, so that I could get up, put the turkey in the oven, and go back to bed. And I crawled out of bed, tired and sleepy, and could not for the life of me find the turkey bags. I wanted to cook it in the bag in the roasting pan. I knew I bought them. I KNEW I did. When Captain America got all that soda I got the bags. But yeah, they were NO where to be found. I gave up looking after about 20 minutes, put the turkey in the roasting pan, popped it in the oven at 325 for several hours, and went back to bed (after eating my breakfast)
I finally woke up around 9:30am, and came out to start cooking. I was SO glad that I'd stayed up till 1am working AND cleaning the kitchen. All the dishes were clean. No mess. Yeah, it was WONDERFUL. I put the dishes away, and started cooking.
The turkey smelled awesome. I made the Wagergate saladand set the kids up peeling potatoes. I taught Tom and Joe and Eme how to use the peelers, and they really did a GREAT job :) And I didn't have to peel a single potato. hehe :)
Jacob helped me peel the eggs, Jim passed them to Tom, Tom rinsed them, I cut them in half, Eme took out the yolk and arranged the white part on a tray. It was a nice little assembly line :) We were all working together.
I made up the filling with Light Miracle whip, spicy brown mustard, salt, and egg yolks, whipped it up, and put it in a ziplock baggie, cut off the end, and squeezed it into the eggs. They looked pretty good :) I like Curry on my deviled eggs, not paprika, so curry it was :)
After the turkey came out of the oventhe cornbread went in. Yeah, it's not part of MY Thanksgiving tradition, but it's part of Captain Americas from growing up. So I happily made it for him :)
And then the green bean casserole went in.
And I cooked the stuffing and gravy while the green bean casserole was in the oven
And then the rolls
Here's the spread
And then we prayed, and loaded up our plates. Yeah, mine was FILLED to the brim with food. And we all sat and ate and chatted and stuffed ourselves. hehe. I don't think ANYONE went back for 2nds. Because our plates were so big and so filled with 1sts. LOL.
Here's my plate when I was done. Yup, I almost ate it ALL!And then we covered all the leftovers (TONS), and got it ready for the fridge, and pulled out the pies. All 7 flavors. And cut them in half, then into 8 pieces, and gave everyone a piece of all the flavors they wanted. Here's me with my plate of little pie slices.
We dragged ourselves into the living room, and all sat down and watched 'It's a Wonderful Life". SUPER great movie. We want it to be our new Thanksgiving Day tradition. Can you believe that my kids had NEVER seen it? hehe. What a shame. LOL.
About 1/2 way through the movie, we paused it and put away all the food. Then finished the movie. And we all had quiet time in our rooms. I was SO sleepy. The kids hung in each others rooms and played quietly, I instantly fell asleep on my bed, and Captain America put away his clothes. And I assume, evenutally fell asleep too. Because when I woke up at 6pm, he was sleeping. hehe.
I came out, got out the leftovers for the kids to have dinner, and made myself some peppermint herbal tea. Because my stomach STILL felt like I was gonna die. hehe. AND, an "unwanted family member" showed up. Aunt someone or another..... That would explain some things. hehe :)
We put in Home Alone 1, and I sat down to load my store and blog. It's now almost 8pm. I sent the kids upstairs to watch a movie/play in their rooms, and I'm gonna go clean up again. Captain America is still sleeping. He said he'd go Black Friday shopping with me tonight/morning. So I should probably let him sleep as much as possible. LOL :)
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