With Thanksgiving just right around the corner, almost literally, I thought I would give nod and virtual high fives to all the things I’m thankful for.
Here we go.
OK. Seriously though.
I’m thankful for my kids and husband. Sometimes.
I’m thankful for my pets. Usually. Except when the dogs are barking.
I’m thankful for my health. So far, so good. Knock on wood. Poo, poo, poo.
Family, friends, temporary shelter, no car payments, food etc…
You know, the usual things that I’m thankful for, pretty much every day of the week including weekends and holidays.
I’m gonna be brutally honest with you.
The thing I’m MOST thankful for on this Giving of Thanks week is…
I’m not in charge of Thanksgiving breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.
I don’t have to cook.
Well, not COMPLETELY true.
I have to make dessert to bring to my friends parents house…where we are having dinner on Thanksgiving.
And that, my friends, is the TRUE meaning of Thanksgiving.
A break from the kitchen.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, even if you do have to cook, clean and slave the entire day!! I’ll take a nap for you, no worries 🙂
I’ll leave you with the fabulousness that is the Famous Pumpkin Pie ala Moi recipe as my gift to you. Well actually, I stole it from the internet a few years ago but it’s pretty good stuff. Because I love you with sparkley sprinkles on top.
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife or toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Put TONS of whipped cream on it. BINGE!!
Oh and PS…One last thing I am thankful for. I can sleep in these next few days. I’ll just ignore my kids piteous cries of hunger. Besides, they can slop together their own breakfasts.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Melissa. You and yours. xoxoxox
We are hosting Thanksgiving but all I have to do is make the pies too! But to be truthful, I never have to cook – Hubby does that all the time. And yes, I’m eternally thankful for that. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I’m so stealing that pie recipe. Unlike you, I’d rather cook an entire meal plus the desserts to keep from spending the holiday with any of my husband’s family. Home alone and drama free.
I like your title and not having to cook for Thanksgiving certainly is a great thing to be thankful for!
Following you from Thoughtful Thursday and have a Happy Non-Cooking Thanksgiving! 🙂
Thanksgiving = Football. That’s all. Nice post though as is the yuge. Yuge is an attempt at the short for usual although by explaining that I’ve used yuge as short for usual it kind of becomes not so short anymore. Whatev. Love rockanddrool – I’m a fan.