Just wanted to share a little of what the last 2 days have been like here in my little corner of the south. I was so blessed yesterday to have Mini home from school. She and I spent part of the day cleaning and running errands and the last half cooking.
I haven't told you much about Mini but this is an important fact. Mini is NOT domestic at all. Not only is she NOT domestic, but she has no desire to be. As a matter of fact, she took a class this year called Family and Consumer science (she loves science, so she figured she would like this, hehehe). Imagine her surprise when she went to her first class and figured out this was the new name for that little class many of you that are my age took, we called it Home Economics! She was not happy and promptly made this known, which landed her squarely on the teacher's naughty list. It probably did not help that BDJ and Wonder Hubby dubbed this class her Housewife In Training class. That being said, Mini is a wonderful cook. Unlike me, she applies all that love of science and detail to cooking and her endeavors always turn out well.
Yesterday she made her first pie crust and a chess pie. This is probably her daddy's favorite and will go a long way toward making him less sorry he took off tomorrow to take her black friday shopping. Smart move girl!
This is some of what we enjoyed today. I can barely stand to look at it all now I'm so full but I thought I would share. How blessed we were to have wonderful food.
This is the star of the show. I know many of your will be surprised to find out I did not pull a Martha Stewart this year (I was serious about the low stress approach)! So our Tom turkey was not golden brown and trimmed out beautifully on a platter. No sirree..he was cooked perfectly albeit a bit pale.
|The Nana's famous fresh cranberry sauce/salad...YUM|
Oh my, it was all so good. I hope you all enjoyed food, family, friends, and made some priceless memories of your own.
Now that Wonder Hubby has taken Friday off....Mini and I are gearing up to hit those Black Friday Sales...bet I'll have lots to say about that later.