I think it rained this entire weekend, non stop. It didn't stop us from getting out and about though. We did all our Thanksgiving grocery shopping, saw the new James Bond movie, had the kids and Grandpa to dinner, and tweeked my display at the winetasting shop.
It was a weekend of comfort food, starting with Chicken Tortilla Soup on Friday, Chile with all the fixings on Saturday, and the world's best Lasagna on Sunday. I now have a fridge full of leftovers to eat up before the big feast day this Thursday. That's ok, Grandpa will help me finish things up.
This nice short week will be spent with my Baby E, and cleaning the house (with her help of course). Oh, and all that cooking. I actually think Thanksgiving is a super easy meal to put together. It is a no brainer as to what to serve. All the standard dishes are essential, and have been made so many times in the past I hardly need a recipe. Turkey, gravy, dressing, mashed potatoes, homemade rolls, cranberry relish, brussels sprouts (or green beans), sweet potato casserole, and pie, lots of pie. I had to laugh last night, as we were sitting around discussing the menu. Sara says to me in all seriousness, "Don't you think we need an appetizer?"
Oh, right. Definitely. And a crane to get me up out of my chair after dinner.