I'm sooo glad it's Friday this week. I'll be looking forward to Monday after next week, I'm sure.
The Evil Twin has taken leave time for the week off and the kids only have school on Monday and Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break pops in.
At least, that will lower my laundry duties a tad. And, having the Evil Twin home will help me - I'll have more freedom to get things together for the holiday by myself and he can hang out with the little monsters. :-)
This year will be the same as the last few. I'll pick up some ham and turkey from Heavenly Ham add some veggie sides, rolls, and a pie. That's my whole effort.
The way I see it is: I'm not going to eat much anyway. I hate the Thanksgiving foods, especially the meats. I don't want to cook them, I don't want to smell them. Seriously, do you want me to barf on my plate on a holiday?
I remember one year, my parents and the Evil Twin and I all went to his mother and her husband's house for ....either Thanksgiving or Christmas (I think I was pregnant with Buddy, so it was late 1997). His mom kept offering me some sort of goopy turkey casserole. I said, "No thank you."
But, she pressed. Finally, my mom said, "She won't eat turkey." My mom knew about my food aversions - and it wasn't because I was pregnant. It was because the list of foods I WILL eat is much shorter than the list of foods I WON'T eat.
So, that is why I have never attempted to cook a turkey myself (GAG). My family will just have to deal with whatever I can find to purchase already cooked. And they really love the Heavenly (or Homestyle -whatever it's called now) Ham and Turkey, so there ya go! A win-win for the ETW!
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!:-)