Thanksgiving dinner was here at the PeaceCarol house today. Master Chef Carol, along with her trusty assistant, Mr. CFP, whipped up the huge spread. Family came by, and we ate together.
Cooking and pre-dinner cleaning time: 10 hours.
Narshing it down time: about an hour.
Post-dinner cleaning: still in process.
After making three kinds of potatoes - mashed, steamed, and sweet... After making three desserts... After making what smelled like scrumptious stuffing, of whose flavors I could not partake... My Thanksgiving resolution (why wait until New Year's?) is:
From now on, when Chef Carol makes the Thanksgiving meal, she's not going to try to satisfy the world. If she can't taste test it, it won't be made. That means all dishes will be dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free. Trust me, no one will miss those things. I've got gluten-free/sugar-free/dairy-free down!
Whew! What a relief! Glad we got that out in the open!
Even though I miss my Buddha dog, profoundly noticing his absence when it was table scrap sharing time, I am getting some kitty-lovin' in while house-sitting a HUGE,white Main Coon kitty who sports the polydactylism that is common of the breed.
And, because of a lack of doggage in our yard, foxes are no longer avoiding us. Today I looked out to see one napping in our backyard. So darn cute!
I am thankful for CRITTERS!