We are having a Thanksgiving feast. I'm excited; it's only the second time I've been in charge of a big, holiday dinner. My grandparents (Mamma and Papa) will be in town, and two of my good friends will join us for dinner.
I feel like such a grown-up.
Want to join us? You can be here in spirit...and if you want to feel even closer to us, you can borrow some of my recipes (all of which I've borrowed from other websites.)
C. Beth's Thanksgiving Menu
Turkey breast, made in the CrockPot, with gravy made from the drippin's. (Gravy will be made by my expert Mamma, but if you need a gravy recipe, check out this one.)
Half a ham with apricot honey glaze
Stuffing, which I'll be making in the oven--I'll try 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. (The recipe calls for it to be made in the CrockPot.)
Mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream--I'll add bacon to these, and I won't make them in the CrockPot. (Unlike the awesome CrockPot Lady, I only have one slow cooker.)
Green bean casserole
Caramel apple pie
And with all that cooking, I trust you won't look down your nose at me for the last two items:
Store-bought brown and serve rolls
Canned whole cranberry sauce
Oh, and I can't end this post without a photo. As of last night, here's what's hanging on my fridge.
There was a lot of crying involved on Chickie's part...but no pressure on mine; it was initiated by her. And her stated motivation was WALL-E. (Added to the bribery...uh, I mean motivational package...were four WALL-E lithographs hung on her wall for numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4. The lithographs came free with the movie, and she enjoyed choosing the first one yesterday. I guess the lithograph sweetened the pot.)
What's that thing I see, just barely, if I squint just right? Well, I'm in a very long tunnel, but I think that just be a dim light, way down at the end.