19 November 2010

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Week is right around the corner!  Ashley and Bob are busy planning our family dinner which will be on Tuesday night.  Ashley wants to make the following:

Menu:


Appetizer:

Butternut Squash Soup

Entree:

Sweet Potato Gruyere Turnovers

Sides:

Cranberry and Almond Pasta Salad

Baked Apples stuffed with honey, almonds and ginger

Dessert:

Butternut Cupcakes with Salted Caramel and Maple Brown Butter Icing

Beverages:

Cranberry Champagne

Pumpkin Latte

I think she has some of her dad's gourmand in her!  I'd like to see a grilled steak in there somewhere!



On Wednesday we will be heading to Marceline to have Thanksgiving with my family.  My mom and my sister are the main cooks although I usually do the desserts.  My mom will make potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, homemade noodles and green bean casserole and my sister will make the turkey and the rolls.  I usually bring a pumpkin pie, something chocolate and the leftover cupcakes from our house!

Thursday we will travel with Bob's mom, Irene, to Macon for a Thanksgiving lunch.  The Macon people are German and have similar foods, with a twist.  Here they like raisins in their stuffing, and the pie of choice is mincemeat pie.  Not my cup of tea but there are plenty of other good things to eat!  Ashley and Eric will be spending their Thanksgiving Day with Eric's family.  That is the trade off we make.


About the Movie - A Family Thanksgiving



A wealthy, successful corporate lawyer (Daphne Zuniga, “One Tree Hill”) is living the high life in New York City with little time for anything except her lavish lifestyle until a close encounter with a bizarre mystic (Academy Award® Winner Faye Dunaway, “Network”) drops her into an alternative reality to see what her life might have been like had she made different choices.

When we get home Thursday night, I have taped a Hallmark Thanksgiving show to watch.  I am sure Bob will be watching some football games but I am not a fan of pro football.  At least, not too much.  I do like the Packers and once in a while, I enjoy seeing the Chiefs.


Bob will probably do some Black Friday sales and I will begin to decorate for Christmas on Friday.  Bob and Ashley will get up at the crack of dawn to get great deals and I'll join them for breakfast!

My family wishes your family safe travels and Thanksgiving hugs.