Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A letdown

We were planning on having a huge Thanksgiving dinner here. It was going to be around 16 or 18 and now it's down to 6 possibly 7 people total. The kids' mom was awarded Thanksgiving (for this year) in the ruling. Normally that is one of our holidays. Kurt's parents and brothers aren't coming until Friday and my Great Aunt isn't feeling well. I will, of course, make too much food. I've just made the pumpkin pies. I might do the apple tonight if I can make the apple corer peeler slice work.

On the menu we have:
  • Turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy (hopefully mom can make it)
  • Dressing (courtesy of my mom)
  • Cranberry relish (ditto)
  • Seven Layer salad (ditto, ditto)
  • Assorted crudite - pickles, black olives, cheese and crackers, radishes, carrots, pickled beets
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Green Bean casserole
  • Corn Pudding

I think that may be it. Hosting is expensive!

Tonight is book club. We read IN COLD BLOOD. I'm wavering on going. I'm not feeling too hot because I've got a bacterial infection. Mom is going to get us next month's book which is A YEAR IN PROVENCE. Kurt is comatose because he's had a rough 2 weeks at work with 130 am and 530 am conference calls. The 530 calls he has to do at the office so he's been getting up at 4 a.m. That's happened a half a dozen times. Last night they migrated a CMS system so he was gone from 10pm til 830 am this morning.

He was awake long enough (and between conferences calls long enough) for us to have lunch at the tearoom here. It was FANTASTIC! The lump crab cakes are too die for! They say they fly it in from Miami. There were two of them the size of a hamburger for $9.95. It was WAY better than the crab cakes we had in D.C.

Tomorrow is cooking and cleaning. Thursday we're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, Friday Kurt's entire family is arriving. We also have 5oth anniversary to attend as well as the family party for Kurt's parents' 48th anniversary. Saturday is another 50th anniversary party, and Sunday is my Great Uncle Melvin's 90th birthday bash. It looks to be a busy food filled weekend!

1 comment:

The Scribe said...

Waldorf salad. That brings back memories. When I was a kid I had a children's cookbook and that was the first 'dish' I made from the book. Enjoy your holiday!
Rhea
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