Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's beginning to smell a lot like Thanksgiving...

Our church is having a Thanksgiving meal tonight, so this will be our first of three Thanksgiving meals! I have the crock pot dressing on and my home smells AMAZING. It looks "soupy" in this pic, but that's because it still has 3-4 more hours to cook.

Alex wants me to learn to make a pumpkin pie, but I haven't yet. This is what we're taking for dessert. We were in Sam's Club and Alex thought it sounded good. I don't eat pumpkin or cheesecake, so I let him pick.

Amelia and I went to the grocery store yesterday. I'm not lying when I say that I go once a month and not because I buy enough groceries for the month, but because I don't like going to the grocery store. So we eat out. Way too much. So anyway, we were at the grocery store for over an hour. Not kidding. It takes me forever. I bought the turkey for our family Thanksgiving and everything I will need to make pies, etc. I'll just have to go back and get rolls. I figured buying rolls a week ahead wouldn't be smart. Amelia was cool with being at the market for over an hour...until the last 10 minutes. She started having a meltdown. So I did what any mother would do - I grabbed a bag of mini marshmallows, tore those suckers open, and started popping them in her mouth! Mother of the Year.

Our tree is up! Alex finished putting it up a few nights ago - after Amelia and I went to bed. I just need to put the ornaments on and it will be ready. Amelia hasn't really messed with it, so I'm thinking a bare tree is the way to go. She touches the branches and then pulls away. I'm hoping it reminds her of grass (which she hates) and she won't pull the ornaments off from now until the New Year.

Oh, and I bought these at the store yesterday. They are beyond good. I realize I could dip ritz in chocolate and make them myself...but I don't wanna.

I need to go blow dry my hair that I don't scare my homegroup at Thanksgiving dinner tonight.

Love to all,


Amanda said...

Oh Jilly Bean!!! Why must you torture me so with that picture of your wonderful dressing!?! I am so ready for Thanksgving! And, I have tried that Cheesecake and it's wonderful!!!

Betsy said...

There is NOTHING better than the smell of Thanksgiving in the house. Mmmmmm!

I am so jealous that you are already ready for Christmas! I am going to try and do that right after Thanksgiving.

And, I really DO think you are mother of the year!! :)

Charnè said...

o my word pumpkin cheescake!!! think i need to google a recipe for that one!!

Heather said...

I am wondering how AK is going to do with our tree. Something tells me she is not going to be as restrained as sweet Amelia!! ha! :) (Although they do share a distaste for grass- ha!)
You ARE mother of the year...we have all done that same thing many, many times!
Have a great weekend!

Niki said...

Ummm, that crock pot dressing looks delish. And pumpkin pie is SOOO easy to make!! Its my favorite.

And, just so you know, I am going to the grocery today. Not to buy groceries, but to buy those ritz.

The Disheroons said...

The marshmellows were a great idea.