Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The house smells good! Pumpkin pie is in the oven. With lots of help from dear husband, all that could be made ahead has: deviled eggs, 2 kinds of potato salad, my friend Jennifer's cranberry relish. He will put the turkey in on slow cook in the morning and go pick up a box of fresh baked rolls. I'll make stuffing, butter beans and corn (since Dad and June can't have leafy green veggies), gravy, put out some Red Eye country ham for Dad, and pickles and olives. Simple over all but it's still a feast to us and we will all enjoy the leftovers for days. Then the scraps will go into a delicious turkey potpie. I've done about all the cleaning I can manage and it will be fine for tomorrow. More to do after the holiday to get ready for Christmas but I'll get some help from my husband who will be on vacation prior to retirement. All told, I think this year is going to end well. I hope you all haven't worn yourselves out too much and will be able to enjoy your dinner with family and friends, then take a couple days to recover. Skip the Black Friday sales (except on-line); it's just not worth it. Hugs!