Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year I had the bright idea to host Thanksgiving at my house this year. We invited my (step) daughter and son-in-law from Utah, Dave's parents from Texas, and Dave's sister and brother-in-law, who live only a couple hours north of us. So, a total of 8 people, including us, for our first-ever Thanksgiving dinner (no grandkids that I know of, yet).

What the hell was I thinking???

I'm now running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get everything for work done by tomorrow, my house cleaned, and all the various meals planned and prepared. Oh, how I wish I could cook like Petra and Bree. Or, at least use a crockpot like Wendy does.

So I'm going to say this early and make it quick because I don't know if I'll have time to say it later ...

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


Wendy said...

You have a lovely Thanksgiving Shirley. I'm sure it will all unfold beautifully, and you will all have a wonderful time.

Petraruns said...

I'm with Wendy here honey - it's not a cookery competition but a chance to have some lovely times with family. I'm sure you'll do a great job - keep it simple sweetheart!

Susan said...

I'm going to have to check Wendy out. I, too, am a crock pot maven!

Marathon Maritza said...

Get everyone good and drunk with some wine and have a blast and who cares about the food? More wine!


Happy Thanksgiving Shirley, it will turn out great!

David said...

It will be a memorable effort. They surely will recognize your hard work to make it special. Enjoy it when you can.

lizzie lee said...

Shirley, have a beautiful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the family and the rush. I will be totally alone (husband in Cali, older son moved last week to Colorado, second son went today to Florida to be with his dad, daughter in Peace Corps in Thailand, mom and siblings overseas).

However, for first time I appreciate being alone. With the marathon this coming Sunday I wanna do NOTHING, and take care of NOTHING. So, not even a crock pot will be my friend. A Safeway already roasted turkey and mashed potatoes will be my meal. It will be a memorable Thanksgiving too, and with many THANKS to give to God. We are alive and well!

Blessings for you and your family

lizzie lee

PLANET3RRY said...

Oh, you'll do fine...

I'm actually going through my cookbook right now to make sure that I have all the ingredients I need. I am SOOOO the type to forget a key ingredient when all the stores are closed!

Have a great thanksgiving!

MarathonChris said...

Is Dave making the cake??? ;-)

Enjoy the holiday with everyone. hope you get some time to relax!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Thanks Everyone!!!

With Dave's help (he's not on travel this week!), things are starting to fall in place and the kids have arrived!

Maddy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Shirley! Your meal will be spectacular! I'm sure of it!

It will be nice to have your whole crew in one place!

Anonymous said...

As many of you Shirley is an over achiever, here's the menu she has planned:


Turkey Breast
Glazed Ham w/ Pineapple
Cornbread Stuffing
Crescent Rolsl w/ Butter
Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Marshmallows
Mixed Green Salad
Cranberry Sauce

Key Lime Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Cherry Pie

Key Lime cheese ball w/ crackers
Misc Laurie snacks

Serving time is sometime after noon on the 22nd of November, 2007
There is no seating time
Feeding time is whenever
Items will be available for consumptions when they are ready
Taco Bell will be open

CewTwo said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Shirley!

I did not accept invitations or give any out. Just my immediate family. I'll smoke a turkey brest in our cold, snowy weather!

Cliff Tam said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Susan said...

I'm sure it went swimmingly today (pun intended). Did you REALLY prepare that whole long menu? Our meal consisted of four dishes and it was great.

ShirleyPerly said...

Dave and I made everything except the green salad, which no one missed. Now we're enjoying leftovers :-)