Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We use to have huge family get-togethers with my family of origin. This year, I'm having a bit of the gloomies over the loss of them but know that my nerves could not take that any more. I use to plan, decorate, help cook, execute and clean up with minimal help. I didn't feel very appreciated at the time but now wish we were spending at least one holiday a year together. Sigh.
My sister invited me to her house but I decided to decline. I didn't think I could take another trip south so soon. Besides, she has five kids and I've lost count of the grandkids. I'm not sure I'm up for a crowd. LOL Maybe next year.
I've been invited to a friend's, much subdued, holiday get-together for which I will make a dish to share and a chocolate dessert. (It being nearby means I get to sleep in my own bed, which is a big deciding factor.) Why is it that pumpkin is the dessert of choice? What about us choc-o-holics? LOL I'm making my own version of Ho Ho Cupcakes. Serious yum. I even ordered a new cupcake corer to help. I hope it comes in time. That's the hardest part of making them.
Are you the head chef at your gathering? I've never cooked a turkey by myself. It intimidates me. What's your favorite dish? Dessert?
All my fur kids love turkey but the vet has scared me to death about giving them much. Supposedly, a lot of pets end up in the animal ER over eating it. A lot of them choke. I give them small bites on limited access. Over the years, I have managed to allow Toby to believe that if I'm eating something, it is part his. It was cute when he was little. I don't allow him to beg for a bite but he has learned the sad eyes, "I'm
starving here" look and I usually acquiesce if he is in down position. I think he thinks my rules are silly. LOL
Remember the commercial where the pets trip the owner as he comes into the
TV room with his big plate of food? They have a lovely feast afterward! I think Toby would do that if he thought he'd get away with it. LOL
I hope ya'll have a lovely holiday. I get to have a long weekend and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm so thankful for my Spark buddies!