Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Survived Thanksgiving 2011

Oh yes I did.  It actually was a very nice Thanksgiving.  But all week I felt like I was coming down with something.  That something would have to wait because I had too much work to do and no time for illness.  All week I practically OD'd on homeopathic meds.  I took a bunch of ZicamEmergen-C, vitamin C, hot tea with lemon, chicken soup and anything else I could think of to kick this thing to the curb.  Tuesday night when I felt achy I even tried the power of prayer (Dear Lord, please don't let me get sick, just get me through Thanksgiving...).  It worked.  I made it through Thanksgiving and putting up the Christmas decorations on Friday.  But by Friday night, I gave out.  It got me.  I was in bed all day Saturday and Sunday trying to kick this thing so I could function on Monday.  Thanks to rest, Motrin, and Mucinex D I managed to get out of bed yesterday and get some things accomplished.  I'm still not 100% but I'm functioning so that's a bonus.

Wednesday was my cook day.  I prepped all the things I needed for Thanksgiving day and made the mashed sweet potatoes, and pies.  The pies were stinkers this year.  It took me 4 attempts at a gluten free dough before I got a usable pie crust.  I think the one I usually use would have worked but I believe I mistook "chicken breading" or "pastry flour mix".  Note to self "Label all containers in the future".  I finally ended up using Gluten Free Girl's recipe and it turned out to be the best one yet!!
Other than the threat of illness and the pie dough fiasco of 2011, Thanksgiving turned out pretty well and I hope my family enjoyed their meal (I think they did... at least they said they did).

The turkey before

The table

The turkey after

Some of us getting ready to eat

Pre tree

Post Tree

Now it's on to the next thing.  I need to finish shopping and start baking cookies.  And hopefully enjoy the Advent season a long the way.


Anonymous said...

Glad you're feeling better. Wow, that table is gorgeous.

Barbara H. said...

Oops, that was me -- hit enter when I was aiming for the shift button.