Thanksgiving weekend couldn’t have been any better. The weather was perfect, the food was fabulous and the company even better. But it’s now time to move one. God knows, the retailers (especially in today’s economy) will be jumping on that Christmas bandwagon so fast it’ll make your head spin. The sooner they make a sale, the better for all of us.
We’ve now had turkey 4 days in a row and I’m craving a good medium-rare steak like you wouldn’t believe!! I’m going to freeze the rest of the leftovers – the dark meat that always looms alone on its’ own serving platter – for soup and stews this winter. As always it’s a great meal on a cold winter’s night.
We were fortunate enough to have two Thanksgiving meals – a quiet, intimate meal at Gail’s on Sunday, and a robust, noisy and active family dinner at our house on Monday. It was great fun but ever so tiring after two days of cleaning, organizing counter space, cooking and setting tables. It’s days like that I crave a huge kitchen with double ovens, two fridges and miles of counter space. But it all worked out and things couldn’t have gone smoother.
The grandkids enjoyed goofing off in the backyard while the adults were able to converse quietly around the dinner table after a satisfying meal. Despite the fact that we have a smaller dining room now, we were able to sit 8 people comfortably and set up the usual “kids” table in the adjoining kitchen. As it was also Laura’s birthday we had the added treat of birthday (ice cream) cake afterwards, along with Grandma’s (that’s me!) usual baked cookies and bars.
The day after Thanksgiving was spent voting and taking a trip into Niagara Falls for a couple of items just to get out of the house and enjoy a perfect Fall weekend. Oh yes, and to take advantage of the low gas prices. For once in recent memory, gas prices actually went down on a long weekend!!!! Just proves these really are weird and wacky economic times.