This year Thanksgiving was different in a good way. Normally we host it at our house, but this year my sister-in-law offered to take the hostess duties. They have a new house with a bigger kitchen and she was ready to put it to the test. I was quite happy to be the guest. It was thoroughly enjoyable to sit in my jammies through the entire parade. I did get up during the commercials (of which there were many :) to put the finishing touches on my contributions to the meal.
We even took a nice long walk before dinner.
That way there was a bit less guilt when it came time to eat these yummy desserts. My sister-in-law earned an A+ in her hostess duties.
~ A family picture ~
During dinner there was a big storm complete with thunder, lightening and hail. That seemed a bit odd for November. After a most delicious meal, we played games until it was time to say goodbye.
The rest of the weekend was spent Christmas decorating and checking up on the blog world (when my husband wasn't looking ;-). I had planned to post some Christmasy things around my home today, but the very dark and rainy weather outside wasn't conducive to good picture taking. Soooo, instead I put this in the crock pot. I have just recently discovered A Year of Slow Cooking. If you have never visited this blog, I suggest you head right over there for a visit. Such great crock pot recipes to save time in the kitchen at this busy time of year. It's so nice to come into the house after a busy day and smell dinner rather than have to think about what in the world I can throw together for dinner.
I hope your week is off to a good start.
*** See you in December ***