Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

It's 3:45 but we haven't eaten yet. If I eat the big turkey meal at mid-day, I am a goner for the rest of the day. So if we are home alone (which we are), we eat the holiday meal at about 5:00.

The turkey is already done. Stuffing is ready to go in the oven, potatoes are peeled, and I was just about to cut up green beans when I got distracted. I have a secret love for the classic green bean casserole but 1) the handy husband isn't too into casseroles and 2) the kids wouldn't touch cream of mushroom soup. Then I remembered a recipe from the Half-Assed Kitchen. Because it's really about the french-fried onions. And then I thought I'd blog about it.

It's been dark and cloudy most of the day, which confused the cat. She decided it was dinner time before 3:00. It just cleared up just in time for the sunlight to shine into our eyes (gaaahh!) as Ernest and I watch (or not watch) our Pixar marathon. (So far Toy Story 1 and 2, currently watching Cars.) Frank is in his manCave, and his beard is rapidly approaching caveman length. I swear it's grown since yesterday.

The Handy Husband is flipping channels in the other room, and I am not complaining. This is the first real weekend he's had at home for months. All fall, he's been working early, late, and on Sundays to get the new microscope out. The designers tear it apart to fix something, then he puts it together again. Over and over again. They shipped one on Tuesday, and I think the next one goes out next week.

I'm just thankful that he has the whole weekend off to rest and regroup.
I'm thankful Frank's home.
I'm thankful Ernest is still sweet and got a good report card.
I'm thankful for our home and the dinner that will be on the table.
Ernest will be thankful for the gravy!!!!
I'll be really thankful if I get a good night's sleep. C'mon turkey tryptophan, do your magic.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

10 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Guider said...

I hope you had a really great day!

Bunny Bunster said...

Hope your day was a good one!

Vanessa said...

Happy Thanksgiving (yesterday!) I hope it was a great day for you and the family.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Heh. You posted about green beans. Heh.

Anonymous said...

We started eating at 1:30 and did not stop until we went to bed!! Yikes! My boys did allow me to watch Breakfast at Tiffanys so I am pretty happy.
-Echo

Mary Alice said...

Sounds like a good day was had by all.....by the way cloudy rainy cold days confuse me too, just like your cat

Dave said...

I snatched the green bean recipe and bookmarked it to make on Christmas. I hope you had a great holiday dinner on Thursday.

Warmest,

David

Nora Bee said...

Happy Thanksgiving, late! I hope you had a grand time.

Louise said...

You have to love that turkey feeling!

I love holidays "alone."

I hate green bean casserole because of the cream of mushroom soup. Will have to check out the alternative. (Because I LOVE french-fried onions!)