So I’m sitting here on the couch relaxing with my laptop…and oddly enough STILL pinning fall recipes even though I’m stuffed to the gills!
I don’t feel so bad though since my mom was right next to me earlier flipping through the latest Food Network Magazine…what can I say, the
apple foodie doesn’t fall far from the tree!
I have a lot to be thankful for today.
I got off work at 7am this morning after a CRAZY night on only 4 hours sleep, which is another story entirely…a good one…but it will have to wait until another day. Let’s just say the sleep deprivation and delirium that may or may not have occurred around 4am was totally worth it! 😉
So after I slept a few short hours (gotta get back on track with the daywalkers again), my mom and sister came over to the house (my dad had to work) and we started prepping Thanksgiving Day dinner. And when I say “we”, I mean my mom!
My sister was glued to iTunes and/or her cell phone (teenagers!) and I was aimlessly wandering around the kitchen in a half-zombie-like status. Well, that is when I wasn’t busy ruining the plans for dessert…
Luckily* I was able to get Tori to run to the store for another one while I tried my best to redeem myself on a side dish.
*Yeah, still not really sure how I feel about all the stores being open on the holidays. Whatever happened to the days when people got to stay at home with their families? Of course, I WAS at the store earlier…and then I sent my sister…so technically I guess I am part of the “demand” statistic…sorry Wal-Mart employees!
So about that side dish…
Mom and I both got a little help from our friends in the literary world for this Thanksgiving.
Along with these sides, we also made a couple more…because you know, three people need like 5 side items on Thanksgiving Day.
And then there was the turkey…
Ultimate Mom quote of the day:
“This bird doesn’t have any legs…and that is why he ended up in my pot…poor thing never had a chance”
I opted for steamed sweet potatoes sprinkled with cinnamon instead of sharing the candied ones with Mom and Tori…just wasn’t feeling the sugar rush today.
Speaking of sugar rush…
I spent about an hour online today searching for a pumpkin pie recipe that didn’t call for evaporated milk…because I was not going to the store AGAIN.
I was so excited when I found this recipe…healthy, easy, and quick!
I threw all of the ingredients* into the food processor, waited for Tori to get back with the new pie crust, and then popped it in the oven. Ten minutes start to finish and it smelled wonderful. I was pretty proud of myself…
Yeah, so umm…remember that asterisk ^up there^??
I JUST realized I forgot to add the MILK!!
Things I am thankful for:
1. The fact that my family is VERY forgiving when I ruin the one and most coveted dessert of Thanksgiving.
2. No matter my mental status, just being able to laugh about it all and enjoy a good home-cooked meal with people I love.
3. The absolutely brilliant mind of Gracie over at Girl Meets Life…her single serving pumpkin pie is happening right now! 😉
What are you thankful for today?