Hi Ho, Hi Ho, its back to work I go! Getting ready for the work week was tough after a lovely 4 days of Thanksgiving celebrating. Fortunately all of my pants still fit and I wasn’t a turkey induced coma.
Quick recap of my Thanksgiving weekend coming, but first…Thanks so much for all the well wishes on cooking my very FIRST Thanksgiving meal! I woke up bright and early on Thursday to start cooking and was pleased to find a few tweets and emails wishing me luck. How nice is that?!
Well, I’m happy to report that I did not fail the holiday. The final result was humble compared to many tables, but it fed us and we enjoyed every single bite.
My plate looked a little like this. A taste of everything. Plus a little bit of pie at the end!
Since it was the two of us I skipped the fancy placemats and all that jazz. I would have used paper plates if The Scientist hadn’t made a deal to do all the dishes. He is probably still regretting not taking that deal today. No frills kind of meal. Just good food with great company.
Speaking of company…while I was cooking The Scientist was busy keeping up with football and relaxing. I set up my workstation and put Netflix to work on the iPad.
Korky was also my constant companion in case I dropped a crumb or two. He is such a polite little beggar!
Seriously. How cute is that mutt?!
Overall, Thanksgiving was a success. I had no idea how much work went into preparing a meal this size. When I look at people’s menus now I will have a whole new respect for them. Or I might just think to myself how nuts they are. By the way, if anyone just wants to invite me over next year for turkey day, I am more than happy to give up the cooking and just mooch off your meal. Kidding…kind of.
It is officially back to normal around here. Lunch was packed last night. Clothes were laid out. Plan for the gym in place. I heard a great phrase last week that I’m keeping in the back of my head the whole holiday season.
“It is called a holiDAY, not a holiWEEK or holiMONTH.”
Ahhh. So true.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Oh, and one last thought.
This past Saturday was rivalry football weekend for The Scientist and I. I’m happy to report that I was victorious and just proved (yet again!) that I went to the better college.