It's here! I just love this week. There is something about this holiday that just makes me want to sing! And I do, constantly, my husband reminded me...lol But it is snippets of Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf and Holly Jolly Christmas. I think we need more Thanksgiving songs besides Over the River. Anywho, yesterday I started preps for the holiday and for someone who hates to cook, I am so excited. I love cooking for this holiday. I think it is because it is really the only thing that has to been done. No card sending, no gifts to wrap, no stress. So I started off with Chex Mix, a favorite of the family except one. Then I need to start thawing the turkey. About a month ago I went in an actual store and got my turkey. I didn't want there to be a run on turkeys. Like the toilet paper fiasco! A nice 14 pounder which will suit us just fine.
Today, some more cookies need to be baked and some house cleaning. As per my daughter, (scientist, EMT, and public health worker) we have been quarantined for two weeks so we can be together Thursday. So far so good and we can see that glorious finish line where I will be hugging my children. We haven't mingled with anyone outside our bubble and no one has any symptoms. I have read recently that people are saying it is worth the risk to gather together without precautions, but I certainly don't think a turkey dinner is worth a life.
Wednesday will find me baking our pumpkin pie and creating some of our side dishes. Raspberry Jello mold, Mac and Cheese and Yams. And finding all the decor to create this years table.
I am happy to hear that Macy's has come up with a way to have the parade. So good to hear. Such a tradition to watch and then cry when Santa comes to town.
The kids will be here bringing games to play and I have lots of sweets and snacks. I have the stereo all loaded with Autumn tunes and champagne chilling.
From my home to yours, I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving. No matter how you do it. Please be safe and smart. Always, Kit