Friday, November 25, 2011


So, yesterday I attempted my first Thanksgiving dinner.  Yep, I'm how old and I'm just now cooking Thanksgiving dinner?!?  What can I say....I DON'T COOK!  And when you have a husband who loves cooking turkey, there's no need to learn.

However, this year, Nick worked Thanksgiving morning at Target, so it was up to me to get the turkey in the oven, and do basically all the cooking.

I did pretty well.  The turkey was done, and looked lovely.  My problems came with the timing of the rest of the dinner.  There were potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and gravy to make.  Unfortunately I made a beginners mistake, and started making all the other dishes BEFORE the turkey was finished.  Needless to say, the turkey wasn't finished when I thought it would be, so all the other food was cold by the time we got to eat it!  

Needless to say, I was bummed.  Oh, who are we kidding; I was BEYOND bummed.  I had very high expectations (my first mistake), and the perfectionist in me took over.  Nick and Brandon loved the food, and Nick attempted to make me feel better, reminding me that this was my first time doing this, and that my turkey turned out better than the one he cooked last Christmas (that was very sweet of him to say!)  Oh well, live and learn.  

I found this picture today, and it made me laugh.  My dinner might not have turned out the way I really wanted it too, but at least my Thanksgiving didn't look like this:

It says, "And you thought YOUR family was dysfunctional"

However, knowing me, I probably would've LOVED to be sitting at this table!!