No, Iím not taking the relationship to the next level; I just invited them for Thanksgiving because I enjoy their company and they have this lame habit of wanting to visit during the summer, you know, when the heat is unbearable in Texas but itís kind of nice in Illinois? Yeah, thatís when they come.
Eating and lots of it. I will supply a Turkey large enough to feed everyone that RSVPs (and then some). I will also scrape together some dressing, my ancho pepper sweet potatoes, those cranberries people are still talking about, and pie. Mmmmm pie. Iíll also grab some apple cider.
I plan to take the Turkey out of the oven at 1:00. Though I planned that last year and it was out by 12:15, so, noonish?
"But," you say. "what can I bring?" Funny you should ask that...
Mashed Potatoes (Iíll make gravy, in fact if no one chimes in on this one Iíll make some potatoes anyway)
Vegetables or some sort of salad (please, dear Zeus, no green bean casserole)
Bread (like dinner rolls, or a loaf of bread. Some who may attend can only eat sourdough or whole wheat so those are preferred. Mmmm, sourdough.)
Wine (no h)
Pie (you can never have too much Pie (in the house, you apparently can have too much in your stomach at once))
Anything you are really good at cooking or need for Thanksgiving that Iíve not mentioned (besides green bean casserole), even if it duplicates something I will be making. The more people that come mean the staples may run thin (though a second turkey might be overkill) Plus, not everyone likes my cooking. *snicker* HA!
More Pie - Seriously, my goal is to not run out until Monday.
Oatmeal (unless in cookie or other baked pastries form, like for example, pie crust)
Not Pie (well, okay, minced meat pie, is kind of iffy, though I think my dad likes it)
Liver and Onions
Jellow with marshmellows floating in it.
I won't even mention it again
Marla makes gumbo really well. And she likes her the turkey. So I grant her the use of my leftover turkey bits to be makin' the gumbo. Mmmmm, gumbo. Whoowee! Gumbo. So come clear the sinuses and help me decorate my home for Christmas. If folks want to, I was thinking of doing some Christmas crafts again. Maybe painting glass ornaments?
So dodge the mall on this evil day of comercialism and come to my place. Noonish. I may make people watch the Texas-A&M game. It's only ONE game, you can sit through it, right?
There will likely be pie and other leftovers. If you can't make it Thursday and have leftovers to get rid of, bring 'em by.
Also known as entertain the parents night. Bring your games, puzzles, cute selves and sit around finishing off the rest of the leftovers while getting your game on.
Seriously. I'm gonna need to sleep some.