Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My first Thanksgiving dinner at my house

I feel so grown up. 

 I cooked my first full Thanksgiving dinner, my first turkey, in fact.  We usually go to two or three houses and have a potluck style Thanksgiving.  But this year it turned out that we needed to have a dinner at my house.  My parents were here from Georgia and my two sisters wanted to spend some time with them and none of them would be able to cook anything, so I did it.  

I followed Flylady's plan for Thanksgiving dinner.  I followed it almost to a tee.  The only thing I did not do was make the roasted sweet potatoes. The plan started 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and included your grocery list.  Most of the work was done before the big day, so it really was a peaceful day.  I planned all the serving dishes 4 days before, started cooking three days before, and set the table the night before.  I loved having a timeline to follow.  She even told me when to put the butter on the table. 

When we sat down to eat, the food on the plate looked so pretty and traditional.  I couldn't believe that I was able to put that together we such little stress.  It was all very tasty, too.

And Dick bought a coffee maker at a thrift shop, so my parents could have coffee.  We don't drink coffee, (except Levi and Mandi try to.)  So now we have a coffee maker on our kitchen counter for the first time in our married life ( 18 yrs)  

I feel so grown up.


ann marie said...

I cooked my first Thanksgiving meal several years ago, back in 2002 and I felt so grown up too! It was so exciting. After that it was decided we would all eat at my house every year...and then I ruined it by moving. It was just us this year, but it was the first year I felt great about it since moving. I do all the prep the day before and Anthony helped and he went on about how I was a great cook and how he couldn't wait to grow up and come here for Thanksgiving dinner. It made me want to cry. I'm glad it was a success for you! No pictures? I can't believe it, you are so good with the pictures. And I am astounded about no coffee maker. I wish we were like that. I think Greg wishes he could just take it through and IV. I'm glad to see it went well for you though. Sorry, I really went on here.

DebiH. said...

What a great idea to use the Flylady! She has a plan for everthing :) I'm happy to hear that it was a nice day for your family.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Congrats on your very first Thanksgiving dinner! Seems there should be some sort of merit badge for that! :)

Julie said...

Congratulations! Sound like the perfect Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Well done! I'm cooking my first Christmas dinner this year. I'll have to check out the Flylady. Thanks!