Sunday, November 18, 2018

Turkey day reprieve for mr. and mrs. Curmudgeon

oh happy happy joy joy
my husband decided that this year for Thanksgiving we are staying home
It's a long ride (1 1/2 hours each way) and with 6 little kids, two yippy dogs,  and probably 15 adults, it becomes bedlam very quickly. 
I love them all, but not this year, not when it's this cold.

It's his relatives, so I left it up to him,  and now I can put away my butter roll recipe. he he he.

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  1. One of the joys of life is not having to go somewhere. So will you have a nice sandwich?

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    1. One of the other joys of life is getting out of eating someone else's idea of dinner.

      Sandwich? who knows. Maybe pizza. Maybe soup. There's always cheerios and bananas...

      And the best part is not having to worry about how cold it might be by the time we get back. Woodstoves are not self feeders.

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  2. Since I always host Thanksgiving, I don’t have to go anywhere. However, I wish I had the money to cater it and someone to clean it up.

    Enjoy your peaceful and quiet Thanksgiving.

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    1. I always loved to make the dinner. It was basic: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, yadda yadda, and I could deal with six or even eight people.
      I learned (and this is golden) to make everything the day before. Cook the squash, roast the turkey (it's always better the next day anyway), take your time over the gravy...everything but the peas. And when your company comes, you get to talk to them instead of usher them out of the kitchen.

      But I think I would just end up a wet and sobbing mess with 20 people, six kids under the age of six, and one bathroom...

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  3. we're laid back, too, this time around thanks to an invitation to join one of My Beloved Sandra's daughters (ie My beloved Step-Daughter) and her soon-to-be-spouse at one of the county's more laid-back restaurants. Nobody stressing but the poor Kitchen & Serving Staff who have to work on a holiday.

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    1. Try not to fall asleep during the main course.
      I used to feel sorry for people who had to work on holidays, but you know, they get paid to NOT cook and clean and visit relatives they probably don't much like anyway.

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