Unfortunately I cannot post photos of yesterday's big holiday, as my computer is still being repaired and I am lucky to be able to sign on and write this!
We had a lovely time at my inlaws home for Thanksgiving...they are all the nicest people in the world! BUT... Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the traditional feast of foods: green bean casserole, turkey AND gravy, cranberry relish, and of course pumpkin pie! If you know Craig's parents, you know that they love to experiment. So hesitantly I went, hoping that they would at least prepare a turkey! They did, though they "didn't have time for the gravy". But they did have time to make shrimp and scallops!!! I guess maybe the Pilgrims might have served sea food at the first feast but that was the first time I had it for Thanksgiving! They remembered cranberry sauce... heavily injected with ginger!! I ate it, but I would recommend not using it in the future. There were the regular Hissong mashed potatoes, broccoli, yams and sweet potatoes (though no casserole which I need to make!), corn, and .... I was waiting for my favorite green bean casserole.... Scott made it... where was it here???? No where! (I have to make that this week too!). For dessert I always look forward to one of my very favorites: pumpkin pie with whipped cream. It's not something I ever eat outside of Thanksgiving because my family doesn't like pies very much, and I would weigh 200 lbs. if I ate it by myself regularly. Well, we had pumpkin cheesecake. Sounds good but it's NOT PUMPKIN PIE! So, now I have to find a slice of pumpkin pie somewhere. I almost bought a whole one but I recently lost weight and didn't want to revert back to not fitting in my skinny jeans again.
So next year I am thinking of offering to cook Thanksgiving dinner at our house again and that way I can have all my favorites. I did enjoy the dinner yesterday, don't get me wrong. And the conversation was very interesting... Craig's brother is trying to convince him to attend some extraordinarily expensive seminar (while I was kicking him under the table). I think it was very beneficial to them but I have furniture to buy... he can "find himself" some other time!!!
After we came home, we watched the parade that Craig taped and I saw my Snoopy float! I was a little disappointed in the lack of float coverage and the bands they only showed for a minute, before switching to Broadway performers and NBC actors. But I'm thankful for my tivo and tv, so I could see it. Today has been a very quiet day... I'm learning all about the art of Fraktur for my lesson on Tuesday and enjoying our Friday off. We went to Central Market this morning, picked up locks for breakfast, a couple salads, and a nice piece of salmon to grill tonight! Hope you're enjoying your day too :)