Hope everyone has recovered from eating WAAAAY too much food and alcohol!
My Thanksgiving was pretty low key and so have the days that have followed.
I started Thursday out by rolling out a batch of dough for the cinnamon rolls (they were NOT cooperating – but I somehow made them work) and then went on a quick 5-mile run. I was going to do the local Turkey Trot, but I knew everyone was waiting on me for breakfast so I just did my regular route instead. I felt slow but I somehow managed a 9:30 pace. I’m really not sure how that happens.
(They looked better when they were cooked and iced — promise!)
When I got back, we ate breakfast and watched the Macy’s Day Parade (did it seem like there more Broadway numbers this year??), popped the turkey breast in the crock pot, and then got ready to head over to celebrate with my in-laws.
We had the choice of Turkey, Ham, or Salmon — and since you KNOW the first two aren’t my favorite I went with the Salmon and a few fixins’ on the side.
We caught up and reminisced about years past and found our way back home again by 2:45.
THEN a Thanksgiving miracle occurred – B (kinda sorta) napped!! It was good timing because I was able to make the stuffing, sweet potatoes, and green been casserole while the kids slept – oh, and open some champagne. Of course.
It was finally time to eat around 6. I was still full from our other Thanksgiving dinner, but somehow made room.
To cap off the night, my brothers and their fiances came over for dessert, a mean game of hide and go seek (I think Uncle Ben won), and Slapsgiving. It was a very low key day – but it afforded us the chance to say thanks to the ones we loved without trying to fit it all in (which we’ve done in years past). Sometimes that just what you need!!
As for yesterday, I spent the majority of the day bumming at home (while the hubby worked). I let the kids throw their toys across the house for hours and then “racing” to pick them up (yes, I really did this and yes, it really works). I had a date that night though…with The Muppets.
WE had a date actually — it was the first time the 4 of us (plus our friend Tracy) went to the movies TOGETHER. It was L’s first movie theater experience and I was a little nervous about how she would do (the movie is not short and she is not big into watching TV/movies), but I worried for nothing. And that right there should speak volumes on how great the movie is! Sure, it was a little hokey. Sure there were parts they could have cut out. But as someone who has had a huge crush on the muppets since she was little, it truly made my heart happy. Plus, I can’t stop humming Life’s a Happy Song (actually, I keep singing — I’ve got everything that I NEEEEED right in front of me) and L keeps asking to watch the movie again. Maybe I’m a child at heart (ok, I’m definitely a child)– but I honestly loved it.
Now we are getting ready to shift gears towards Christmas – the tree and decorations go up tomorrow. Wahoo!! Also tomorrow? My last long run before VEGAS!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? (Mine is stuffing for sure.) Are you a fan of the the Muppets??