Monday, November 22, 2010

Turkey Day Prep

Twas 3 days before Thanksgiving and all through the house-PANIC!!!
Nah, not really...but close.
We went from just a small dinner, possibly somewhere else to a big gathering then back to just a few family members and back again to possibly 20+ people at our house.  It's a good thing that I adhere to that ancient proverb: Semper Gumby-Always Flexible!
I'm not complaining mind you, I LOVE Thanksgiving!!!!
Thanksgiving is a dream holiday for cooks and eaters alike and I fit in BOTH categories.
We've been faithfully watching the Food Network and scanning the internet for new tips on our old favorites.  Holly has the Alton Brown pie making episodes recorded and is ready to put those skills to good use.  Gracie is on standby with her Yoshi Blade just waiting for me to hand her something that needs to be sliced or diced.  Caitlin has shopped for her cookie ingredients and is ready to put that Kitchen Aid mixer to work.   It remains to be seen though whether or not Lee will build the Turkey Derrick over the fryer this year.  Abbie and Lee are our ever reliable taste testers. Now, who's doing the dishes? (Insert cricket sounds here)
Truthfully, I plan to cook for an army and whoever shows up to eat will not be disappointed.  If we end up with leftovers, all the better.  Leftovers make good lunches.
So here is our menu for Thursday:
2 Turkeys-
 Not sure if we will bake, roast, fry or smoke them but I'm
leaning towards roasting one and frying one.
1 Ham
 Again, don't know if I will go buy a Honeybaked ham or one from the grocer and bake or smoke it. I guess I need to make these decisions huh?
Cornbread Dressing
Giblet Gravy
Green Bean Casserole
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Mashed/Creamed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Corn Pudding
Fruit Salad
Cranberry Sauce
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Caramel Cake 
Apple Dumpings

Did I forget anything? Do you think we need more?
 I'd love to hear what you are having!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Funny

Thanks Stan and Kayti for introducing us to this guy. Find his MANY funny clips on YouTube by searching Happy Wife Happy Life. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Homeschool Moment

Today Holly took a break from studying History to help Gracie with her math. 
 Sweet, helpful sister right?
Having older girls is very helpful for many reasons.

 It was a proud moment until I later heard Gracie read the note Holly wrote to her.
See Below:

November Tenth in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Ten
My Dearest Sister Miriam,
      It bringeth me much pain to inform you of this fact but I feel that I must.
Thou stinketh at long division.
Sincerly, Your loving sister Holly.

Never a dull moment at The Brown Academy For Girls. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Funny

I REALLY would like to teach Hobbes to do all of these things!