Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ahhhh, stuffed turkeys...

Really.

Three of them.

And a 19 pound cured, smoked ham. The butcher even sliced it for me and tied it back together so I could smoke it today.

Well, so Dewey could smoke it today :o)

And now, after the turkeys, after the ham...

After the sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, baked corn casserole, BBQ baked beans, and all those homemade mini loaves...

And finally, after the pecan, apple and pumpkin pies, pumpkin cobbler, banana pudding and the flopped-but-eaten peanut butter bon bons...

We are stuffed beyond all human comprehension. Early -- very, very, early -- bedtimes are looking so incredibly good right now.

Why is it we just feel the need to eat...and keep eating...and keep on eating...just because there's food on the table...and the counter...and the side board...

Seriously, though this was a very nice day. We did a lot of the cooking on/in the cookstove...and nothing burned...too badly anyway.

The fellas are out hunting. Miss Emily wanted to watch Mary Poppins all day, so it's in, I'm working on some crocheting, the others are playing a game on the computer...Chuzzle, I think.

The woodbox is filled, fires going just enough to keep the damp coldness out but not roast us out. Tomorrow we might bring in drywall and get the walls covered. Don't know yet. I may just finish the sewing. I'm behind and dear sister Amy has waited very patiently and is long over-due on a mere apron :o( and those monkey-on-my-back PIFs that MUST get sent before they become New Year's gifts!

Schooling begins again Monday. Just reading and coloring fun, some math blocks and mazes over the weekend.

And back to the Cookie Exchange again Monday, too. Time to get buckled down and select some to get made up and into the freezer for the cookie baskets. Debi made an interesting suggestion about using the 20 qt mixer and big batching some basic cookies. I only have the bread hook, but I bet we could cream the butter/sugars, whip the eggs then add to the rest in the big mixer to finish off. Worth a try, I think. Imagine the time we'd save...hmmm...hope it works.

Enjoy the rest of the evening...and nap that turkey off...

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Sounds like a great day to me. Enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jer.6:16

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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