Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving and Missing My Girls

Happy Thanksgiving! Officially Canadian Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but like most Canadians, we had our big feast tonight. Did you know that Ray can morph into Martha Stewart?!? (BTW, Ray thinks this comparison is mean, but if the pink stiletto fits...) Ray and I sat and discussed the menu options on Thursday, then I took Liam grocery shopping on Friday. All was ready and waiting to get going on Sunday morning. I thought I was cooking. Turns out, Ray had other ideas. Who am I to say "no dear, I'd rather be the one to slave over a hot stove..." Yeah, right!

Ray made an absolutely perfect turkey. Roasted to a golden perfection. We did a stuffing recipe that was a cross from a Jamie Oliver book (remember the food porn?) and a Healthy Cooking recipe. It had apples, raisins, and sausage in it. YUM! Plus roasted squash, fancy mashed potatoes, biscuits, peas, gravy, and fresh veggies and dip. Top all of that with wine and then some pumpkin pie and ice cream for dessert. It was divine. And Ray deserves a load of credit.

I ran 5k this morning (in the cold!), but I am pretty sure that meal was not evened out by that run. LOL!

It was a fantastic meal and we had a great time with our family. Plus a nice afternoon, including a walk (still cold!) and chasing the kids around.

Now, it is all said and done for another year, minus the leftovers, and I am left here sitting and thinking about what I am grateful for and cruising the blogs I follow. I am incredibly grateful for my wonderful family and fantastic (cooking!) husband. Beat that Martha! Plus, we have a nice little house and jobs. Good to have these days especially. We're all healthy. Hooray! It's a lot to be thankful for. Plus, I have a really wide circle of friends...and that brought me to my online friends. I was checking out a few blogs for my online friends and had a moment of deep yearning for the boards. I miss the group. I miss the girls and the laughter and the discussions. I do need this time away and I need to get things done around here, but I miss my girls.


Heidi said...

We miss you, too! Happy Thanksgiving from one fellow Canadian to the other! <3

Lisa said...

We miss you too!!!