This is the first Thanksgiving I've cooked for less than 10 people and I loved every second of it. Last minute cancellations left my daughter and me and our "girls" alone for the day but that didn't deter us from sitting down at the table and enjoying a fine meal. I've always wished to have a dinner party where I could preside in my pajamas and I wouldn't have to fret about tight pants afterwards. Well, yesterday, my dreams came true!
In late morning, we took the dogs out for a swim and a run by Buford Dam and were surprised to see many families with the same idea. I think it will become a tradition for Thanksgivings to come. Then we came home and started whooping it up in the kitchen. Since there were only the two of us we had decided on the Cornish Hens with the Cornbread stuffing and, of course, we had to have the Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows posted in Lindaraxa's Garden. We had agreed on no dessert, but at the last minute broke down and made a quick apple crisp with a couple of apples we found in the refrigerator. By 6:00 p.m. we were snuggled in front of the fire watching a chick flick, half of which I missed since I nodded off halfway thru...just like a regular Thanksgiving. The moral of the story, it's not the turkey that makes you sleepy, its the rest of the rich food.
Tomorrow we are going to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our tree for the holidays. Can't wait!