Once my coffee kicks in, it is on to preps. I do a lot of my cooking today, so that I can enjoy the whole Macy's parade and not be exhausted by the time my family is gathered tomorrow. Our menu is simple and the same and that is the way we all like it. I am allowed to add beets to the relish dish, but that is as far as any change can go...lol Tradition is big around here.
First up, is the cranberry jello mold. A tasty staple of our table. Hubby is not a big fan of straight cranberry sauce, so mixed with jello, apples and mandarin oranges and lots of spices, it is a winner in his book. Next, I need to bake my Libby's Pumpkin Pie. Right off the can, it is still the best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted. Boil the yams, cook the elbow macaroni. Our all natural, "spa" turkey is thawing in the frig. The Chex Mix needs to be stirred. All is good.