Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blog Interrupted

Twenty consecutive days of blog postings….interrupted!
On Monday night, Nov. 21st, we had a power outage that lasted two hours. It was downhill after that. I spent all day Tuesday at the hair salon, followed by a trip to Central Market to pick up a few last minute Thanksgiving ingredients. Guests began arriving on Wednesday and that brings us to today….Turkey Day!

It doesn't seem like it should already be Thanksgiving. Where did the year go? Last night I baked a few desserts and chopped the "Southern Trinity" (bell pepper, celery, and onion). I woke up early this morning (as usual) with my game plan. Take the yeast roll dough out of the fridge; prep all veggies; assemble dressing. The next few hours is a circus of sorts: calculating cook times and juggling side dishes to to avoid having to reheat it all before dinner is served. Traditionally, we serve dinner at 1:00. This year was no different, but a little more difficult. After pressing through a brief moment of frustration, I acknowledged that I should push back dinner time to give myself more flexibility. I don't know why it took so long for that "revelation".

We've had a great time eating, laughing and eating some more. Although my helpers are staying a few extra nights, I will resist the urge to put up Christmas trees tonight like I've done in the past. There's plenty of time for that! For now I think I'll have another slice of apple pie ala mode with rum butter sauce.

Happy Turkey Day!

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