Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It's chilly, wet and gloomy here in Pennsylvania. Really missing my sunshine. It's going to be weird this year for me as I am not responsible for cooking the turkey. My step son loves to cook and has made up a brine for the bird and will do the cooking. What a treat for me. I can't remember the last time I didn't cook a turkey. I took over cooking turkey when I first got my first home. My Mom never liked to cook so I ended up having the big meals at my place. But I loved it and liked to cook. I used to go to my Grannie's house to learn how to cook. She was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania and grew up cooking for farm hands so she knew how to make wonderful things. Unfortunately they were heavy with all the butter, cream and such. The only thing I am responsible for is the mashed potatoes so I will do them with heavy cream and all as it's only one day. I have planned activities for the grandkids to keep them out of the way.
I feel sorry for my DIL as she started asking her father and his wife for Thanksgiving like 2 weeks ago and he still hasn't answered her. He is a very thoughtless guy and actually hasn't seen his grandchildren is over a year. I know it hurts my DIL. But how inconsiderate it is to not even let her know. And I thought I had problems with my family....Geez, family.....I wasn't even asked to stop in or anything at my sister's where she will have my mother and her boyfriend. which is good as then I don't have to go there, etc. I will be spending Thanksgiving with my Step son, DIL, two grandchildren, DH and his ex-wife. I think next year we will go back to staying in Mexico and cooking a turkey for the neighbors. that is always fun.
Hope you all are having a great day and getting ready for the big day tomorrow.
I am thankful for so very much!