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Home For Thanksgiving…And This Guy Got It Done

by Bill Sweeney
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Well, because of Vera and her bedrest habit, we stayed at home, very low key and relaxing (somewhat, for some I guess) day. It was really nice, actually. Didn’t leave the house after I hit Fairway. I went early enough that it really was not bad at all…yet. Went in there looking for some basics and a couple of prepared options for the lunch and dinner exercise I was about to partake in. Newsflash…Fairway is amazing. TOO happy that it’s now 5 minutes away (along with Trader Joe’s and Shake Shack…hello).

For lunch, we went with an antipasto meal. Light an easy, but still good.

  1. Marinated artichoke hearts
  2. Salty, seeded bread, toasted in olive oil
  3. Grapes
  4. Olives (red, garlic stuffed green, and pimento stuffed green)
  5. Cheeses (fresh mozzarella with amazing olive oil and sea salt and NY sharp cheddar, and US Feta)
  6. And some beer (22 oz. Sapporo can)…not too shabby.

Everyone enjoyed, especially after I slaved our decade old TV trays that we used religiously in Queens but have not seen the light of day from the basement since.

After we stuffed ourselves on these goodies, I played with the kids and watched a little football (Cowgirls lost…nice). Then, I got to work planning the “main event;” The plan…

  1. 3.5 pound turkey breast…olive oil, salt, pepper, and sone seasoning rub (including sage)
  2. Stove Top stuffing with cranberries
  3. French’s fried onion green bean (fresh) casserole
  4. Basmati rice with raisins
  5. Sauteed brussel sprouts
  6. Honey glazed baby carrots
  7. Roasted butternut squash and craisins
  8. Cornbread and dinner rolls
After we gorged again.  By the way…Vera showed me the best GIF…basically, it was “Thanksgiving isn’t about eating until you are stuffed…Thanksgiving is about eating until you hate yourself.” I mean, that’s just ridiculously funny right there. Anyway, we relaxed and spaced out for about an hour or so.
After that, it was on to a nice, simple dessert…pumpkin and apple crumb pie with whip cream and ice cream…basked by the amazing folks at Fairway.
The best part of the meals…Natalie loved the turkey and pumpkin pie (both firsts for a ;picky little girl). Liam was good, too. And I think Vera enjoyed it. All-in-all, a pretty good day.  Then to top it off, Natalie finally lost her third tooth (literally almost a year after the first 2 came out). Had to fish it out of the drain pipe, but it was worth it…even if it cost me $5 (what??)!

Hope you all had a great day as well. Here are a few more pics from the day…

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Home For Thanksgiving…And This Guy Got It Done was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by Bill Sweeney

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