19 lbs. of domestic turkey goodness. How could this bird look like nirvana on Thursday and today it reminds me of a dried up buffet dinner? Fortunately, the bird has been put out of its misery and made into a delicious turkey pot pie. (This is all thanks to my husband, John. This definitely earns him one free hunting weekend. Maybe two if you count the pecan pies.)
My sister, Cynthia also contributed greatly to the Thanksgiving feast with two types of potatoes and pumpkin pie. (She claims I never mention her in my blog, so this is her moment to shine. She even brought real whipped cream.)
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend here in Houston. My parents came down and we enjoyed lots of meals together with lots of food. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't be with all our family members this holiday. Oh, and that the leftover stuffing fell out of the refrigerator on Friday face down. If I had been around I would have tried to salvage it from the floor dirt and dog hair, but fortunately for the remainder of the guests, I wasn't. The stuffing was John's as well and it was the best, moistest stuffing I have ever tasted. (Sorry, Mother.)
Olivia had a great time with constant attention from her grandparents and trying to figure out why we were at the table eating every four to five hours. And where the extra two dogs came from (my parent's). And why I made her dress up Thursday evening in an outfit that didn't fit and actually made her look pretty ridiculous. I'll have to plan ahead better for the Christmas outfit.
Hope you also had a wonderful and food-filled holiday. Now it's on to the frenzy we call Christmas.
PS. Congratulations Missouri Tigers! I feel a little guilty as I have never paid any attention to them when they weren't doing well, but I'm on the bandwagon now! Oh well, I'm sure I'm not the only alum that gets interested when the sports program is on the upswing!