Saturday, November 24, 2007

T-day 2007

I am blogging this story knowing full well that many of my readers have abandoned this thread due to a lack of posts as of late. I fear that a number have resorted to getting their news through MSNBC or other...less reputable sources. I apologize for the lull in activity, and will make strides to see that I do not lapse again.

Thanksgiving this year was a hard choice for us - do we shell out the "green" and fly back home, or stay up in the Big D? If we stay, do we accept one of the [several] invitations we were given to attend another family's feast, or do we venture out and go it alone? Well, we decided on flying solo this year. It was to be our first Thanksgiving without our family around; in order to make it feel more like home, we decided to go all out with the dinner. We planned dishes such as a veggie tray, green bean casserole, corny cornbread, home-made stuffing, make-from-scratch rolls, turkey (of course), mashed potatoes and gravy, apricot jello salad, and pumpkin chiffon pie. All of these, save the mashed and gravy, were tediously made by the hands of EB and yours truly. Halfway through a Thursday of cooking, cleaning, cooking, and cleaning, we came to the realization that we had entirely too much food for two souls to eat. At that moment, it occured to me that we might be stricken down by lightning if we attempted to eat this meal on our own. So, in the spirit of the holiday, we invited our good friend Josh B. to dine with us. We also encouraged him to abduct anyone he felt might have a lonely T-day and bring them over as well. As it turns out, there was no one else to join us. However, the three of us enjoyed a feast of apocalyptic proportions and spent the evening chatting and watching 28 Days Later. Nothing will make you give thanks for the life you have like a good zombie movie.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fear not, intrepid blogger. Through the power of RSS and Google Reader I have valiantly stayed the course and watched over ye blog for new posts.

And thanks for making me hungry!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Mammy said...

Very impressive Bakers! Looking forward to your home cooking at Christmas :)

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Gill said...

looks delicious...glad you had fun! :)

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Way to go, you two! It all looks scruptious and you look like you had a great time preparing it!

6:56 PM  

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