Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I'm an overachiever..I try WAY to hard to do everything myself. This year Bill is retired ,so, I must delegate. I did make the fruitcakes(4, 1 for Thanksgiving and 1 for people to take home) but Bill helped with the heavy stuff, mixing and holding the bowl while pouring. I BOUGHT the pies. That was really hard. I'm still feeling guilty about that. And, Bill is helping me do the yearly cleaning. I bet he didn't even know I cleaned all the light covers every thanksgiving..lol. But, this is the most kitchen cleaning I do every YEAR. Its gotta last till after the Christmas buffet. Now there is where I got smart. The Christmas buffet consists of Wiener wraps (cresent rolls with cheese and half a hot dog), pizza rolls, chips and a cookie plate (bought, usually). Last year I made a mock plum pudding and Marshall and I ate most of it. So, not doing that this year. Just keep it simple. No big Christmas dinner.......just heat stuff up. Mostly, by that time we're done with all the presents and crazyness, all I want is a nap, anyway!
Bill, every year, teases me that we should just have Turkey tacos and call it good. One day.....maybe. At least I don't hand make all the crackers, cookies and pies. Yes, you can make crackers from scratch! Cheese straws were my favorite.