I'm doing the cooking. And probably the cleaning, too! lol Margie was supposed to work but it got cancelled. She'll be a help in the kitchen, as will my grandson...he peels potatoes like a pro!
I think I already mentioned that I serve ham. This twist on the tradition started when we had to work around visitation schedules with the kids. They'd visit with so much family, by the time they were at my home they were 'turkey'd out' so I would prepare ham for Thanksgiving. We have turkey for Christmas, then ham again for New Year.
I took advantage of the mild temps and took down some of the Thanksgiving decorations and set up some of the Christmas decorations (what I usually do while the meal is cooking on Thursday). The patio is still set for Thursday, as is the back end of the property and the front arch. I've added the colored lights but won't plug them in until nightfall and unplug the 'candy corn lights'. What goes up must come down, so I scaled things back this year.
Also, when I cleaned up the area of the garden that had the sage growing there, I bundled up the sage as I cut it and will add it to the chiminea on the next fire. Hopefully there won't be wind tomorrow as I like to have it going to welcome my family home.
Will bake apple pie in the morning for dessert and a 'cougan' cake (family thing) for munching while everything else is cooking. 'Cougan' is yellow cake that is spread with butter while still warm and then sugar and cinnimon sprinkled on top. Have no idea how it got it's name but, that's what my mom always called it! lol
Happy Birthday wishes Karen! Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all, whether it's celebrated or not!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus