hip hip hooray! here's the postcard for today!
(yes that DOES rhyme!)
cute little stamps from Rubber Soul and the rectangle stamp in the background is from StampinUp!.
Yes its a hip hip hooray week. My son will be coming home for the holiday - probably tomorrow nite (we had discussed the virtues of coming home early and the perils of waiting til later on Wednesday morning - traffic around this area is pretty hideous....)
The daughter gets out early on Wednesday from school (why they bother to haul them all in to school when the dismissal is at 10:50 i wonder....). And we all get a nice 4 day holiday.
Course to get to the good part (the pie...c'mon) we've got a few days of a lot of nonsense to get through. Early mornings, doctors appointments and such. I've already done the grocery shopping - I will do most anything to avoid the grocery store this week. Got the turkey, all the dressing shtuff, bought the pumpkin pie yesterday and ingredients to make an apple one.
I was just thinking about the food and I think I make pretty much the same thing every year. Despite all the food shows I enjoy watching, I don't vary the menu. It seems almost sacriligeous to do so. So I'm curious: What do you make for Thanksgiving and do you make the same thing every year or do you add something different?
Here's what we have: Start off with fresh fruit salad, turkey with giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, white onions in cream sauce, broccoli casserole (think of that famous green bean one - now take out the green beans, add broccoli and cheese...), and last but not least - pie (pumpkin and apple). We always have apple - and most often the dutch apple pie (crumbs on top) - but one year I made a homemade apple and it was the best - so I'm going for that this year. I'll be sure to take pics (you knew I would didn't you?) Omigosh - i forgot! The whipped cream for the pie. Homemade - nothing else will do on Thanksgiving.
Damn - i just realized I will be heading back to the evil grocery store - i forgot the cheese and the whipping cream. ugh.......