well, ok, frozen rolls. But still! Have you been at my place when I try to do garlic bread? It's a smoky affair.
I hope I do these right. I remember my mom raising the dough next to the fire.
I am not as bitter today as I was yesterday. Thanks in large part to Darby, who gave me some great ideas for what to cook. I went out and conquered the Honeybaked store (not much of a battle, truth be told) and walked away with a turkey breast, a spiral sliced ham, fancy mustard, marmalade and some au gratin potatoes. Then I went to the bookstore for some, ready? some rolls. Really. The Deseret Book shop has a Lion House Bakery inside and they sell frozen dough. I bought two dozen, which means if I want to enjoy rolls thru the weekend, I cannot mess this up. I hopped across the street and picked up Kahlua Cream, Chocolate Cream & Banana Cream pies from my friend, Marie C.
Back at home, I got down and dirty with the prep. 'Cept I had to rewash almost every stone, baking dish, and pan before I could really begin. Consequences of when the kids are in charge of doing dishes. This discovery has earned them the chore of cleaning out a cupboard. Each.
I pumped out the following.
Pumpkin cake thingy
Sweet Potato dish (Darby's looked better than mine, so I chose hers)
Green bean casserole
Cranberry jello thingy (theres just no excuse for a UTI on Thanksgiving weekend, is there? Especially with this recipe)
Today I will pull together
turkey, potatoes, rolls, corn casserole (I know I am missing anything that could be considered 'fresh')
and all the table setting things
I am going to make the kids dress sorta nice for the meal. Because I regret the Thanksgiving meal I ate once without a bra. Yes, as an adult. I cannot believe I did that. I just remember being really lazy that day. (ya think?!)
This song has been on repeat, getting me thru the day's to-do list. You may recognize it if you watch TLC for, like, longer than 20 seconds. Beautiful Life by Fisher.
We are looking forward to tomorrow, when Nina will stop clicking her tongue as we pass by homes lit with their Christmas lights. She is infuriated that people would be so bold as to skip on past Thanksgiving decor before Thanksgiving even occurs. "It's not fair", she says,
"There's not even any Thanksgiving carols."
"Thanksgiving doesn't even get a fair chance"