Hope y’all had a Happy Thanksgiving! As hard as it was, I left my fall decor out until the day after. But first, Thanksgiving.
This was my first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I had no desire to cook a turkey, so I bought one pre-cooked from Publix. I had some traditional dishes planned, such as cranberry sauce, stuffing, macaroni and cheese and green beans. We started off our day taking the pups to Starbucks with us. All Mike could talk about was getting that remaining clump of stink vine down off of the utility pole. So off he went.
With Mike outside, it was a good time to start cooking. I started with the cranberry sauce. With the sauce simmering on the stove, I walked away for a minute and whoosh! it overflowed and started a small fire. The entire kitchen, dining room and sun room filled with smoke! The kitchen window doesn’t open, so all I could do was open all of the doors and keep the range fan on high. The only saving graces were that Mike wasn’t inside and we didn’t have a smoke alarm chirping.
Once I got that under control, I started pulling out the china and getting the table and buffet set. This was the first time that I was getting to use the gravy boat and ladle.
Fortunately everything turned out great! I didn’t burn the turkey or set anything else on fire – success! However, when I tried opening a bottle of wine, the opener broke. That’s a first!
Here’s the main course!
And we can’t forget dessert!
What else did we do over the holiday weekend?
We bought Adirondack chairs to spruce up the space where the old trees used to be.
We enjoyed the backyard.
And we put up our Christmas decor. But y’all will have to wait until the next post to see it all!