It is the day after Thanksgiving. The house is all back together and this has to have been the most organized and least stressful Thanksgiving we have ever had. We took notes last year, and so we had all our ducks in a row before we started. Hubby took the day off on Wednesday and both the youngest and the wild child were home. So we all worked together, and had a wonderful day.
The girls and I got a big chunk of the food made the day before. We had the tables and chairs all set up, and arranged with plenty of room for everyone to be able to get around. We even dug out all the serving dishes, gravy boats, warming trays, and the turkey platter. I even found all the serving spoons! I had bought my new Fiestaware dishes earlier in the year, so we were set.
Hubby made two 15.5lb turkeys this year. We didn’t do the fresh bird route like last year. That just didn’t work. You can’t count on getting a good weight, and we ran short of meat. We can’t have that!
We still have to work on the timing a bit though. The oven one was done a little too early, and the smoker one had to be finished off in the oven. But every year they are still good eatin’. This year we had plenty left over for “hotshots” (that is turkey and gravy over toast or rolls) for Saturday with Mom and Dad, and what kids stop by.
Grandpa always carves the bird(s), while Grandma makes the gravy. This is tradition. This is just how it is.
But things do change, the youngest took a lot of the pictures, that is usually my job. Traditionally . . .
It was a wonderful Thanksgiving; one of the best ones yet. But I am sure we will find a way to top it next year 🙂