Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Prep Day

I took the day off work today to get ready for Thanksgiving, and it was such a relaxing day it made me want to quit my job altogether. I slept in until just after 8, caught up on my blog reading for the day, then went downstairs to do my P90X. After my workout, I took a long shower and then headed to the grocery store, where I gathered up all of my ingredients for our Thanksgiving Day dinner. We're not going ALL out this year since it will only be our moms and their significant others, but this afternoon I still made two pumpkin pies, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, and cornbread/apple/sausage stuffing. Our moms are bringing the mashed taters and green green casserole so that all of our favorites will be represented. This evening I mixed up some bread dough to make tomorrow's rolls, and we seasoned up the turkey breast (we're not doing a whole bird this year), which will get plugged in at about 2 a.m. After all that cooking, we still had time to watch the Jayhawks win this evening!

I don't know why I love cooking for Thanksgiving so much when I don't like cooking on an everyday basis. I think it's because cooking during the week takes up such a huge chunk of your valuable evening, while for Thanksgiving, I get to take all day to cook! Maybe it has a lot to do with the fact that I also like cooking up yummy stuff to make my family happy!

I had plenty of company today while cooking, although they weren't especially helpful during the preparation. Mostly, they just stood around trying to get a sniff, waiting for me to drop something.

However, when Chad wiped off the counter top a little later, and clearly managed to dump most of the sugar right onto the kitchen floor, the dogs were extremely helpful in getting it all cleaned up!

With all the wonderful aromas and tiny tastes they got today as a precursor, I'm guessing they're just about as excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow as I am!

1 comment:

cw said...

No need to sweep the kitchen floor at our house! We have our own three Hoovers.