Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of the site readers in the USA. (I’m guessing it’s just another Thursday for those of you who find yourselves living in “exotic” locations.)
As this entry’s title says, I am writing this on Tuesday, and post-dating it. To all of you out there who are the primary (as in “only”) cook in your homes >>> If you are reading this entry during the day, you know that I am probably “enjoying” the national day off by doing one of the following “fun” activities:
Cutting up celery
Preparing the green beans
Making the white sauce to go on the pearl onions
Preparing the stuffing
Cutting the turkey
Baking the pumpkin pie
Preparing the gravy (Which I have to admit, I cheat on>>> I use the turkey flavor canned gravy with a whole lot of coarse cracked pepper in it >>> No lumps for us… and a whole lot easier for me!)
Of course, if you’re reading this entry after, let’s say, 6:00 PM… Then my “fun” activities will be somewhat different:
Doing the dishes
De-boning and carving the turkey
Finding space in the refrigerator for all of the left-overs
Labeling cut-up turkey for the freezer
Finding space in the freezer for all of the excess turkey
Not to worry though… Since we favor the Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce, someone will probably help me by opening the can… if only to hear the swoosh as the air suctions out of the can when the cranberry “blob” falls into the bowl >>> which I placed right by the can >>> next to the can opener!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you… cooks and non-cooks!
Maria BearMountainBooks says
Very happy thanksgiving to you and yours, Danna!!!
We are a team in our household, thank goodness. DH grills the turkey, makes the green bean casserole and stuffing. I make the potatoes and rolls. Gravy comes out of a jar….
Lady K and I made the apple pie this morning.
I finally got your blog loaded into my google reader, which makes life wonderful. I wanted to say I stumbled on your Web and Blog via comments about “cozy” mysteries served up at LibraryThing.com. Thanks to those folks, and your wonderful site, you’ve opened up scads of new reading for me. As a “boring old non-fiction” reader for years, the closest I came to a mystery was Sherlock Holmes or anything by Dame Agatha. No more! So thank you BIG TIME for all your hard work and delicious suggestions!
I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving.
We had “Thanksmas” at our house. (our name for the combined Christmas and Thanksgiving due to children who live far away unable to come home for Christmas.) It was a very Merry Thanksmas as I had a week off work and was able to enjoy the preparations (I love to make my own gravy!) Soooooo- I’ll be able to really sit back and relax, and just maybe read LOTS of books for the Christmas season!!
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Karen… I love your “Thanksmas” idea, and will probably have to use it in the near future. Happy reading!