Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's coming even if you don't want it to. Unless you live in Canada or New Zealand

I'm finally starting to warm up to the idea that Thanksgiving is approaching.

About a week ago I was like there is NO way it's November. It can't possibly be time for "fall". When I saw Christmas bells hanging from the ceiling in a drug store I wanted to throw darts at them.

But the weather is finally cooling off here. It's been in the 30's for the last few mornings. I've been pulling out all my long sleeve shirts from the back of the closet. (This is California, you never pack away your winter/summer things!)

So what am I looking forward to for Thanksgiving?

1. Not cooking, unlike last year. I was going to put a link here to last year's Thanksgiving. But apparently I didn't blog it! I must have been too tired. Little recap of the highlights. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner at my mother in law's house for that whole side of the family. I cooked the turkey in a bag. Everything was ready, went to cut the turkey and it WASN'T DONE! (In my defense the little thing had popped up saying it was finished.) That was so stinking embarrassing. So it had to go back in the oven for about another HOUR. When we were taking the turkey out of the pan we spilled the turkey grease on the floor which made the floor very slippery even though we cleaned it like a million times. This year, we're going to my side of the family.

2. Turkey

3. Sweet Potato Pie. Yesterday on the radio they had people calling in saying YAM or NO YAM. Sweet Potato Pie is the best part of the Thanksgiving dinner if you ask me. Our family tradition is that sweet potato pie is made with mini marshmellows on top. You put it in the oven just long enough for the mini marshmellows to brown. Or occassionally catch on fire. That was the highlight of Thanksgiving one year! I'm always just a TINY bit disappointed when we remember to take them out before that happens!

4. Being with family. I know some people HATE the holidays because they hate being with their families. "I" am not one of them. That's probably apparent by how much time I spent at my brother's house. Scott might not be quite as excited to go to my side of the family as I am haha.

5. Pumpkin Pie. We've already bought one, unfortunetly NOT from Costco, who hands down has THE BEST pumpkin pie. Buried under a huge helping of whipped cream of course! Hmmm might have to swing by and pick one of those up today..

6. Funny Turkey Comics

That last one reminds me of when I was a teenager and went along on a trip to the pumpkin patch with my mom and my brothers. This big ass ugly turkey was following me around. I think I looked a bit like that kid there by the time we left and my mom thought it was hysterical.

So what's your favorite part of Thanksgiving?Pin It

1 comment:

Jennifer Owens said...

I love Thanksgiving - it's one of my favorite holidays. (o:

What do I like about Thanksgiving?

Fried turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, singing random things with my family, and hearing what others are thankful for when share.

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