Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Thanksgiving Day...

One more day 'til cooking, family and friends for most of us here in the USA. So here's an early wish for you all.

We didn't get the ice storm, thank goodness. We have gotten more snow but only a dusting both Monday and Tuesday. I think there was really more than a dusting but you see, the winds blow up here on this mountain in the winter time like crazy and it just blows it all off to the east of me. I would wager that the winds hit 40 miles per hour in some of the gusts and it is really spooky with all the trees around me but somehow they manage to stay up-right. ::knock on wood:: So all in all the prediction was 4-6 inches but with the winds it was just a dusting.

Gonna have to make a trip into town today to get a few last minute things that the other store didn't have last Saturday.

My company (daughter and her fiance and one of his daughters from NJ) aren't coming until Friday. They are stopping in Roanoke, VA to spend "Turkey Day" with his grandfather. He hasn't spent much time with him in the past couple of years and his health is failing so he wants to spend at least one day with him. So my cooking will be on Friday. They will get to eat 2 Thanksgiving dinners. Made me proud when my daughter told me how tickled she was that I was cooking turkey and all the trimmings for Friday. She said thank goodness that she'd get to eat the real thing when she got to my house.

I will be doing my baking tomorrow and the major part of the cooking on Friday. I'm only baking one cake for the occasion. It's going to be a carrot cake with all kinds of yummies in it and cream cheese icing. Gonna bake it in three small loaf pans and that way they can take the left overs home with them in the loaf pans. Yea, boy, I'm gonna have at least one piece and try real hard to make it ONLY one piece. My other plans for eating off kilter will be the dressing and broccoli casserole. Well, I may have some mashed potatoes with a little bit of gravy on them and one roll, but hey, it's Thanksgiving and I don't think I could cook all that stuff and not have a little bit of it. They have requested candied yams and that will be prepared too but I won't be having any of them. There will be plenty of other stuff to enjoy and I can have baked sweet potatoes any time.

Last year it was just me and the dogs and I did make a turkey breast with all the trimmin's. I was very conscious of my food intake then and since it was only me I made everything weight friendly. That won't be the case this year so I will just be careful and have small portions so that I can enjoy the flavors without going overboard. The cake is the only thing I will probably have problems with and that is a new one for me since I usually don't crave sweets, but it is my mothers old recipe and it brings back a lot of memories. If I'm going to eat sweets it is usually pies that I can't turn down and that is the main reason I won't be baking any pies this year.

So, to all of you out there in blog-land. Have a really wonderful Thanksgiving!!

7 comments:

Donna said...

Yay! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I'm glad you will have company coming for Thanksgiving, even if it's a day later. Sounds fun! Happy eating!

grammy said...

Your house fits perfect with over the hills and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go. I think the key is to not 'pig' out....but, yes have some of the things that mean thankdgiving to us. Enjoy!! The people are the main focus right? You will love having your daughter there I bet. Blessings to you.

JC said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU. Yor are one of my blessings this year.

SeaBreeze said...

90:10 Rule. If you have one free day to eat all the yummy stuff you want you just have to be good for the 4 days leading up to it and the 5 days after and it'll all balance out.

Cammy said...

I love SeaBreeze's rule. But I'd never steal it. No, not me. :)

Enjoy the feast you prepare and the people you share it with! (But it's a brilliant idea to send the leftover cake home with them. *G*)

Candace MacPherson said...

Hi - Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Just to put it out there for you: Load up on veggies, take your turkey, make cranberry sauce with Splenda (it takes longer, but does thicken up), choose your favourite dessert and take a small slice. Have fun. Our T-day was October, so I had brought a veggie tray with fat-free ranch dressing for snacking before dinner. I was content after 1 plate. Then a walk and onto dessert. Woohoo. Making full-fat items and limiting intake just seems so...unrealistic at a time like Thanksgiving. Good luck with it.

Sparky said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!