The four of us celebrated Thanksgiving at home and in our pajamas for the first time. We are always on the go and hardly have time to just lay around and do nothing. This year we did just that and I’m thankful for it. Now I’m what I call a new age gal, I don’t do the old school cooking and such. I can only make a couple of things from scratch and I don’t own a sifter or a rolling pin.
Yet I allowed my Mom to talk me into making my own turkey; for the first time ever. I’m so glad she did. It was bomb yall. I cleaned the inside; I oiled it up and then rubbed it down with this combination of seasonings above. I cooked it in a huge roasting bag and I cooked it upside down. I read that doing that makes the juice from the dark meat keep the breast from getting dry. Well alright! My first Thanksgiving meal was yummy and I am thankful for Mom’s help.
After I rubbed the bird down I put it the fridge so the seasonings could marinate or something. This sticky was a reminder of what to do to prep the bird for the oven.
My Mom lives 5 minutes from me but I did all of this on my own. I used sticky notes to make sure I was executing every step of the way correctly. I had Mom on speed dial and she talked me through the turkey and the mac and cheese. I am thankful to still have her to call on.
I found this Cream Cheese Pound cake recipe on Pinterest and I was determined to make it. This was my first time making a non-box cake. The cake was just okay to me, what I did learn is that I don’t like cream cheese pound cake. lol Next time I’m going to try this Lemon Velvet cake.
Someone was determined to help me, so we sifted 3 cups of flower and mixed things up a little bit. I’m thankful for the memories she and I made.
There were a lot of silly moments during our days home. They were refreshing and a lot of fun. Nori is sporting her glasses from the movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman. She also has on a one piece footed pajama with slippers on. Can’t ever be too warm I suppose. (side eye)
This is the email my Mom sent me with the instructions on how to cook a turkey. I wrote my notes on it so I have them all in one place. The post it on the top right was my menu. After I cooked each one I would check it off the list. The sticky on the left is Mom’s recipe for mac & cheese.
MENU: 1. Turkey 2. Mac & Cheese 3. Greens (Glory) 4. Fried White Potatoes 5. Sweet Potato Pie 6. Pound Cake 7. Stuffing w/ gravy
While in the house I bleached my hair out a little. I was over the hot pink color that looked red. I bleached it and two strand twisted it. I kept those in until I was ready to go out. After two days on the inside we finally stepped out. I got my shopping on from the comforts of my sofa. I shopped big box stores and small business. I even ran a sale on From Mi To You, I hope you placed your order.
The next morning Ms. Nori forced a tea party upon me. Duh, nobody says no to a tea party.
While I was home my #smartbrowngirl sweat shirt arrived. SCORE! We had a birthday party on Saturday and I was pressed to wear it. You can get it HERE.
With all the good family bonding that was going on my son purchased an alarm for his room. It’s supposed to keep his little sister out but you see that isn’t working so well. Ha!
Sunday was our day to get back in stride again. Work and school are waiting for us in the morning. Our mind and hearts weren’t in it but the show must go on. That includes washing and blowing out Nori’s hair. I braided it up for the week.
Not shown is the Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament we had. We must have played 10 games or so, the kids were cracking up. Please know that I am the current Champ.
I am thankful for the warm home, the hot meal I made for my family and the new memories we made. Now we are officially in Christmas mode. Stay tune.
How was your Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for?