Here we are at Monday again after a whirlwind Thanksgiving break. I think I needed at LEAST another week off.
We feasted on turkey on Wednesday and Thursday, but I could still go for some more right about now. I was a little under the weather last week so my appetite wasn't what it usually is. I didn't eat NEAR enough and what a shame that is!
It was pretty chilly on T-giving, but we still managed to wander around the farm and check out all of our old childhood stomping grounds.
The best thing about the Thanksgiving feasts was that I didn't have to cook a single thing myself! I still haven't picked up the love of cooking that the older women in my family seem to have. I guess I'll just keep hoping that someday I would rather be IN the kitchen than out of it.
Although I didn't partake in any of the traditional Thanksgiving cooking, we did have a small portion of Ethan's family over for lunch on Sunday as they were passing through town. I guess I was feeling in the cooking mood on Saturday so I got a pot roast together and decided to try my hand at a couple of buttermilk pies. Needless to say, I spent three hours whipping these little guys together and after an hour in the oven, the buttermilk was still in a milky state. I had taken the recipe from one of my favorite blogs and am still not sure whether the recipe was wrong or if I am just terrible at making pies. It completely ruined my vision of our meal and I'm still not completely over the annoyance. It may be awhile before I try my hand at pie making again!!!
On Saturday I finally allowed myself to decorate the Christmas tree! I had already made three different trips to Hobby Lobby to try to pick out a new ornament color. Last year's bright blues were just not going to cut it in our new living room. I have two huge rubber-maids of all of my old ornaments from the past 5 or so years. I am extremely non-committal when it comes to ornament colors. I bought and took back a couple of different colors before finally settling on silver and white and I couldn't be happier with the final outcome.
P.S. ......... 28 days until Christmas break!!!