I’m really big into planning- I like to know what I’m going to do before I do it. Mainly because I hate having nothing to do and making plans prevents that. Holidays are crappy times to have nothing to do because you didn’t make plans. So back about 3 weeks ago, my Richfield/U of M/Utah friend Irene and I decided to do Thanksgiving- the whole works. Make a turkey, make stuffing, mashed potatoes.. everything- we had no idea how to do it, but we were determined to figure it out.
As time went on, our group for dinner got smaller and smaller to the point where it was just going to be Irene and I with all the food we bought, expecting to have 6 people. We didn’t know what to do with a 15 lb. turkey- plus tons of food. So decided to just go for it- we had to cook the turkey. I show up at Irene’s house expecting to stuff myself and still pack up tons of leftovers, then find out we’re headed over to our friends Maggie and Katie’s house to have dinner with their family. We talked about maybe doing this, but Irene and Katie confirmed it- and didn’t tell me. So I was all planning on eating at Irene’s and then she informs me we’re going over to the Faber sister’s house. I’m totally up for this- more food variety and a family to be with!
Irene and I loaded up the half cooked turkey, plus my sweet potatoes and pecan pie and headed over to Maggie and Katie’s. Their family was so welcoming! We all ate dinner around a huge round table- it was fun to get to meet everyone and share Thanksgiving with a family. After dinner, Maggie’s dad Phil helped Irene carve her turkey and split it up into ziploc bags to take home.
It was a GREAT Thanksgiving. Thanks Faber Family (and Irene for the tons of leftover turkey)!!