Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Smug-Hub and I spent a really wonderful Thanksgiving with my Dad and Step Mother. My brother actually showed up for a little while too!!

I started out the morning about 7am, by making a chocolate cheesecake recipe. The recipe called for a chocolate wafer cookie crust, but in the interest of time, I just used a pre-made Oreo cookie crust. The only issue with this was that the recipe made enough filling for 2 of those size crusts, so I had to make a mad dash back to the store for another crust! So I made 3 chocolate cheesecakes, pumpkin pie, cranberry salad, baked macaroni and cheese, and sweet potatoes. I was able to make everything one at a time since I got up so early, so all that needed to be done at Dad and Smug-StepMom's was to warm the sweet potatoes and bake the mac and cheese.

We left the house about 12:30 and upon our arrival, my husband kept dad (who is still mostly flat on his back) occupied, while Smug-StepMom and I got all the food on the table. My brother showed up, but was very sullen and silent throughout the meal. Then Smug-StepMom asked Smug-Hub and my brother to help her pull her Christmas boxes down from the attic. While they were pulling all 50 (yes, 50!!) boxes down, my brother came across the old drum set that my Step-brother had received about 10 Christmas's ago. Smug-StepMom told him that he could have it and his whole personality changed! He became animated and laughed and was part of the conversation - for about 30 minutes until he left to take his new drum set home ant set it up!

We stayed until about 9:30pm or so before loading up the leftovers and heading home! It was a really great day!!

1 comment:

  1. I am sooooo glad you had such a delightful Thanksgiving!!! I know you made your dad happy & it was great that you got to see your brother too!