Todays challenge: successfully putting on my pants while breathing. Thanksgiving was (as usual) very good to me, and I may or may not have devoured my monthly worth of calories in 24 hours. Who am I kidding? I've been eating my thanksgiving leftovers,
This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at our home in Little Rock. Nate's parents drove from Georgia to see our new house and to help cook the big meal. I was nervous to say the least, but they took on the role of cooking the turkey which made me happy because I'm not there yet in the cooking department. I was in charge of everything else besides the stuffing so it was still a stressful day but I definitely learned a lot on what NOT to do.
Like don't follow Paula Deen's pumpkin pie recipe, because oh I don't know, IT DOESN'T BAKE. I made 4 of them. FOUR!!!! and none of them turned out right. I finally went with another recipe and it was perfect. But still, I wanted to figure out why my PD pumpkin pie wasn't baking. Oh well, maybe next year.
Also, gravy is not easy to make. I felt like I was in a 3rd grade science project making glue. Note: you don't want your gravy to have the texture of glue.
Take pictures of your meal. You'll need it for the blog later. I wish all of you could see the beauty in my green bean casserole. I want some so bad right now.
Don't stress out. Thanksgiving food is like mexican food. It all goes together no matter what.
That's all the life changing advice I have for you today. Let's continue on to the rest of my holiday week, shall we? Nate came home from doing Air Force things, but won't be home for good for awhile. Hopefully he'll make it before my 25th birthday in the next couple weeks. We'll see. I told him on Wednesday that I really wanted to get a Christmas tree for our new home. I didn't care if it came from Goodwill or a garage sale, I just wanted the xmas spirit in here. A couple days later after doing some shopping, I came home to this...
How sweet is that?! He surprised me and I didn't even notice it until about 20 minutes after I arrived home. It's the perfect size and I can't wait to jazz it up with some ornaments. Although, we may have a naked tree this year, and buy ornaments that go on sale after Christmas and use those next year. I don't mind, I'm just thankful that we have a tree... in our first home.... with each other...