• Thanksgiving 2016

    We had a great Thanksgiving this year.  I cooked the turkey and baked pumpkin pie on Wednesday.  Sarah baked apple crisp at her house, then came over and spent the night Wednesday night.  We all got up Thursday morning and watched the parade.  It’s one of our most favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  We also had some baked oatmeal for breakfast and just enjoyed lounging around together. By early afternoon Paul and I had the dressing put together, Sarah and I had mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes ready to serve, and the turkey had warmed up nicely in the oven.  All the food was great, and we enjoyed our time together, taking…

  • Less Stress Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving to me has always been a stressful day.  I’m sure some of it is of my own making, trying to have the ‘perfect’ holiday.  But some of it is just the stress of having to cook and bake so much in one day.  I try to do a lot of the baking the day before, but still with all it takes to roast a turkey, carve it, make the side dishes, gravy and whatever we want for breakfast, well after years and years it just has gotten to stressful.  Even with the family helping with everything. Paul and I talked about it last year, with my health issues just…

  • Thanksgiving 2014

    We usually have Thanksgiving with friends either at their house or ours, but this year we decided we wanted to spend time with my family. We were a bit worried about weather, but thankfully by the time Thanksgiving came around, we were able to go. The kids went out Wednesday night and stayed at my parents house and Paul and I went out first thing Thanksgiving morning. We all stayed over Thanksgiving night and came home on Friday. It was such a good time and I’m so glad that we could make it. It was a blessed time out there, and I’m so glad we could make it. Now the…

  • Thanksgiving thoughts and menu

    Thanksgiving has been on my mind a lot the past couple of days, and not just because it’s next week. 😉 We weren’t sure what we were going to do this year for Thanksgiving. There is a family we have been friends with since we moved out here, and we spend lots of holidays together. They have no family that lives in Idaho, and we don’t have any family that lives close by. So we started out spending Christmas Eve with each other, and it has now progressed to New Year’s Eve, and Thanksgiving. It doesn’t happen every year with all holidays, but it’s fun when it comes together. But…