Friday, November 27, 2015
I wish I had a picture of our Thanksgiving table today. I made a turkey and heated up a fake turkey roll for our vegan guests, and made 8 side dishes. Our guests brought 3 Indian and 1 Middle Eastern side dishes. We had 3 desserts. I did my best minimizing my starches but really went to town on all the veggie dishes.
And I wish I had a picture of the gang. I met the "stray" frat buddy our college kid brought home, who turned out to be as much of a nerd as our kid is. At one point the two of them were sitting on our sofa coding on their laptops. I poked fun at them until they decided to have some fun, and started playing Mario kart, and went outside to shoot baskets.
And I also spent about half an hour after dinner hanging out with a co-worker's 3-year-old daughter. What an adorable chatterbox - is it just me, or is every generation getting smarter?
The fridge is full of leftovers. I am thinking of freezing most of the turkey to make a curry and a soup later. I just can't see eating leftovers for the next few days when I could be cooking the college kid's favorite meals while I have him trapped at home.
We are all off to bed early tonight, or at least early for us. The kid wants to be at the mall by 7 am to join the shopping madness. She thinks the hub and I are going to get up early enough to drop her off. Well, I guess anything's possible. Getting up a little after 6 am the day after Thanksgiving seems like a long shot though!