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who doesn't love to begin with dessert?
i love pumpkin pie. only this recipe though.
unless, it's made by my little cutie son at school
most darling thanksgiving craft i've ever seen!
something not darling, but rather the dumbest thing i've ever seen
is a wonky turkey on thanksgiving morning. i'll explain.
leftover turkey would make an amazing panini, as seen here
pioneer woman is the jam. amen.
but we don't have any leftover turkey. we barely and had any day-of turkey.
i purchased our turkey frozen, it was small and looked cute enough.
i've a little history, with success in the thanksgiving day turkey arena.
like in 2009, as a host for a large crowd in our first small apartment here,
i was super smart and martha-y and chose to spatchcock my turkey bird.
harder than it looks, friends. trust. me.
the turkey turned out delicious.
after an exhausting, possibly expletive-filled fight with that silly bird,
in my tiny apartment kitchen.
then i had two years of perfect success again is that braggy?, ditching that spatchcock method.
back to this year.
thanksgiving morning, i pulled my thawed bird from the fridge and began to prep her for the big meal.
only, when i unwrapped the poor thing, she had only one leg and one wing. i realized this after
staring straight down at it for several minutes feeling a little like kid who just had her sucker stolen.
turkey girl was lop-sided to the max, wonky as the day is long.
she wouldn't sit right, no matter what rig i tried to pull.
this is when we started to laugh out loud. the keep from crying type, you know?
i chose to resist further battling and just got her ready and popped her in the oven.
long story a little less long, she took f o r e v e r to cook, and so unevenly, and just SO BAD.
i sliced off the good parts. like maybe two small servings worth. and left that turkey sitting on the counter feeling sorry for herself. i choked back a few tears thanksgiving is ruined!!! i silently screamed. then, as usual,
i got a little lesson from all this. the lord is funny/gentle like that.
we did have a taste of turkey, many people did not even have a clean drink that day.
we ate extra sweet potato fluff, green bean casserole and on and on. like kings, we ate!
just turkey-free kings.
and then we laughed about ol' turkey girl some more. and ate pie for dayzzz.
we're also watching christmas movies!
it's basically a party over here.
well, elijah is super sick, so a relaxed party.
we're getting fresh snowfall right this minute, i adore it. and pray for more!
and we are beyond grateful that the city shovels our steps and sidewalks for us. amen.
we got a wee bit crafty yesterday.
for five dollars, i found a little set of 12 wooden ornaments at target.
they're a fun, non-overwhelming activity for elijah
and they'll make great little additions to gifts this year!
how was your thanksgiving weekend?
what's the best memory you took away this year?
linked up with carissa today, join us!
we're back to tons of fun today in my shop!
don't miss it, deals begin
at 6am now! and end at midnight tonight! yay!
happy, colorful jewelry makes great gifts and stocking stuffers for every lady on your list!
lots of goodies in the sale section make for amazing deals with
the 20% off HAPPY20 promo code!
all orders will ship promptly on 11/28
all purchases will be packaged christmas-y.
if this isn't preferred, please indicate that in the notes to seller section.
for special 'flash' deals throughout the day!
this necklace is not listed in the shop,
but it's free with a $25 purchase!
while supplies last -- which will be awhile :)
i'm praying elijah is better soon so we can start decking our halls a little bit!
is your tree up yet?
happy new week to you!