We are a little over a week away from Thanksgiving, which to me, is the Super Bowl of family gatherings. I love this holiday and now I am even more excited to finally knock number 10 off my list. To finally cook a Thanksgiving dinner and host it at my new house is a very big deal for me. Its my chance to show off my cooking skills to my family and friends. They all know I can cook but this is the time to really shine.
This past weekend I spent some time cleaning the house. BrittWhitFun and I swept the kitchen, vacuumed the floors, and picked up all of K-Dub’s toys. I still have a lot of cleaning to do but already plan on spending the day before cleaning the rest of the house. I also got the table already decorated for next Thursdays feast. It’s complete with Karsyn’s decorated pumpkin from her most recent trip to the pumpkin patch.
I also spent some time on Sunday organizing my shopping list. I finally have my menu set for Thanksgiving. The only thing I am worried most about is that I have never cooked a turkey before. I heard that you have to stick you hand in the dead bird’s butt and pull out all of it’s organs. I am not sure how I feel about that. I will have to let you know how it turns out.
So as you can tell, I am more than a little excited about next weeks lunch. This is a first of hopefully many Thanksgivings at my home. I hope everything goes well and no surprises derail my Martha Stewartesk meal.