Mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, OH MY!

So, it’s almost Thanksgiving.

K and I will be spending this Thanksgiving together, just the two of us.  This is a first for us.  Normally, we’d be having at least 3 different delicious meals and feeling very sick by the end of the day.

I’m attempting to cook a turkey this year.  Another first.

It has surprised me how many of my friends haven’t made a turkey either.  We have always gone to Thanksgiving dinner (or in our case, early lunch, late lunch, and dinner) at different relative’s houses and they’ve made the turkey.  I usually just bring a side and dessert.  Well, actually a few desserts.

So this year, I’m doing everything myself.  And I’m terrified.

I’ve never made a turkey before.  I hope I don’t burn it.  And, I hope I cook it all the way through so it’s not frozen.  Ugh.  So much can go wrong.

I’m not worried about anything else.  Just the turkey.  I’ve made everything else before.  Just not the beast.

DW walked me through it last night.  He said, “If I can make a turkey, anyone can.”  Well dad, we’re going to put that theory to test on Thursday.

I’m not going to lie, I’m most excited for day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches with swiss cheese.  So much, that I have to make a special trip to the store to get the said cheese that I forgot.  Oh, and canned cranberry sauce.  Is that disgusting to anyone else?  I can’t help it.  I love that stuff.  And k won’t eat it, so I get a whole can of cranberry, jello-like goodness to myself.  Hello, fat pants.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving sides?  I am also making a TON of mashed potatoes just so I can have days of leftovers.  Yum.  Again, hello, fat pants.  And fat shirt.  Crap, I hope my shoes fit.

Since it is just the two of us this year for Thanksgiving, we decided to spend Thanksgiving evening volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, cooking dinner for the families that are staying there.  We’ve done this a few times before and we love doing it.  Friends of ours do this every year on Thanksgiving and invited us to join in this year.  We are really excited to give back and share a holiday meal with those who can’t get home to have their own.

So, we have a pretty exciting Thanksgiving coming up!  What are your plans?  Anyone traveling?  If so, safe travels!


Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll be sure to post after-Thanksgiving photos of the burnt frozen beast.

Enjoy your day,