Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Update

I didn't know for sure if I was going to cook Thanksgiving this year or not. About 4 days before Tony let me know that he'd like to stay home and eat. With 5 kids I knew that I couldn't do it all on Thanksgiving day so I got a head start.

On Monday I made the mashed potatoes and stuffing (new recipe) and put them in the freezer.

On Tuesday I made the baked macaroni and cheese and froze it too. I also experimented with a different roll recipe and loved it. (We ate most of them so I knew I would be making fresh ones on Thursday morning. I also searched online and learned how to fold cloth napkins into pretty shapes. I washed, ironed and folded our napkins.

On Wednesday I made two types of sweet potatoes. One sweet, one plain. I also made three pies. Oh, I also went to Twilight and Johnny Carino's with my sisters.

I got up at 6 Thursday morning ready to pop the turkey into the oven and realized it would be ready by 9 if I started it that early. So, I started the collard greens in the crock pot. And then I started on the rolls. About 8:00 the kids and I began making our fruit gobbler - so much FUN! Then at 9:30 I got the turkey in the oven. I finished the rolls, started reaheating everything, set the table, changed clothes, made gravy from the drippings and we were ready to eat at 2:00.

It was just us and my two sisters. And it was perfect. Well, the stuffing wasn't and I'll never freeze the potatoes again. BUT we had a great time. I got out our wedding goblets and bought the kids some goblets from the dollar store to use for our "special" drink (aka sparkling cider).

All in all it was a great holiday...YAY!
Hudson...sorry sweetie...just milk for you and Henry.


DJ said...

Wow. I'm impressed. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving day with a wonderful meal.

Stacey said...

You actually pressed the napkins! That's dedication...

Everything sounds so yummy, though if I have to eat one more bite of stuffing, turkey or sweet potato leftovers, I think I might explode, die or both.

Miss you guys.


mom2kylonna said...

Wow--Martha Stewart Junior!!

Emily said...

You amaze me! I can't seem to get the main dish and vegetables on the table at the same time on a regular night! I still have lots of room for improvement! It sounds like you had a great feast and a great time!

Connie said...

Whaaaaaaaaa, are you trying to make me look baaaaddd, chickee?!?!?! LOL Yep, we had the turkey too. I think Henry and Hudson should be allowed to "chew/suck/mutilate" a piece of turkey and I'm sure they would agree!! ;-)
Smooches.....and those guys are growing soooooo fast!!

Camille said...

Oh.my.gosh. You are super mom. I seriouly need to make you a cape... but your probably already have a few, all pressed and neatly folded in the closet. Holy smokes women!

At Home said...

I think about you and your little ones often. You make me happy. It is so fun to watch all of the creative things that you do. I hope to meet you someday. Heidi has told me wonderful things.