With the Thanksgiving festivities over and the Christmas commitments already filling up the calendar, I figured I better make a few Thanksgiving Day notes to myself before I forget…
Note to Self #1: Turkey- not bad, but last year’s was better. Next year, due to your inability to cook and talk simultaneously, buy one of those snazzy thermometers with an alarm. One like…Note to Self # 2: You like corn casserole! In fact, you like it a lot! Get Mama B’s recipe (okay, so it happens to be Paula Deen’s recipe plus an egg). After receiving recipe, claim incompetence so Mama B will make it for you!
Note to Self #3: Chocoflan just may be your new favorite dessert. Do not get the recipe. Repeat DO NOT get the recipe! You are likely to make it and eat the entire cake yourself!
Note to Self #4: You must learn how to make your mother’s sauerkraut before she’s too old to cook. (Ma, if you’re reading this…I didn’t mean it! You’re a spring chicken!)
Note to Self #5: Invite the Harpers over more often. They bring presents!…and enough cheese and crackers to feed two football teams after a game in overtime! =)
Note to Self #6: Going around the group and saying what you’re thankful for?…not too shabby! Plus, it’s a good way to find out what Pop’s thinking. (That’s my father-in-law.) But next year provide tissues and have a few smart aleck remarks prepared!…You and your sentimental sappiness!…You just can’t help yourself!
Note to Self #7: Don’t bother vacuuming beforehand! A couple crackers into the party and you’ll realize the time was better spent with Sean and the girls! =)
Note to Self #8: In case you don’t remember due to the food coma (psst…it’s not the tryptophan in the turkey!), thanks to fun family and fabulous food…it was a pretty GREAT Thanksgiving!
And finally, for your viewing enjoyment…
Okay, so tell me what you learned this Thanksgiving! Any pointers, things to remember, things you’re thankful for?…