Friday, November 28, 2008

Still Celebrating

I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving, whatever that means to you - whether you packed up and went to somebody else's house for a feast, or whether you got up at 5 AM to start working on the feast at your own house (like me) or whether you laid around on the couch with your pj's on and watched movies (gosh that sounds like fun!).

I, for better or worse, am still celebrating. I am lucky enough to be invited to join another family's celebration which - as luck would have it - happens the day AFTER Thanksgiving. Being invited to this party actually accomplishes a bunch of cool stuff:

1. It keeps me from having to decide whether to go Black Friday shopping. I didn't really want to, but sometimes I get caught up in the 'everybody's doing it' frenzy. This way, I don't really have time, so I just won't go. Problem solved.

2. I get to go watch the Bruins game on a huge high definition plasma TV. Which is AWESOME. Until I have to go home and watch the next game on my crappy regular, non-HD TV. Oh well, you can't have everything.

3. The whole time I'm watching the game, somebody ELSE will be cooking me a fabulous meal. And most likely, afterwards, I'll only have to do my share of the clean-up, which might just be carrying my plate to the counter! For sure, it won't be the hours of clean-up I had to do yesterday.

4. The only thing I have to contribute to this feast (other than my sparkling personality) is a couple of desserts. I'm kind of a dessert specialist, and inevitably if I am going somewhere and ask "what can I bring?" they say dessert. The 3 most-requested items are Apple Pie, Flourless Chocolate Cake and Bailey's Irish Cream Cake (ask Hallie about that one!) Anyway, today I'm contributing a couple of apple pies - traditional Thanksgiving fare - and a flourless chocolate cake for the chocoholics in attendance.

So, I hope you all are having a great time shopping, or watching movies, or decorating for Christmas, or just spending time with friends or family. I will be back tomorrow with more of my ramblings of adopted life as I countdown to my birth certificate.


kim-d said...

Your day sounds like SO much fun! After a whole day of cooking, it's nice to get cooked for, isn't it? :) Me? I'd just grab an apple pie and a fork and call it all good. BWAHAHAHA! Well, I would!

I'm working, but I'm out in an hour. Then I'm going to go see "Four Christmases" which I shouldn't do because I have a lot of work, but what the hay--it's the holiday season! Because I have no life and not a whole lot going on in the way of IRL friends, that's the extent of my "weekend plans"--but don't worry about me, I'll be fine **hangs head in sadness** just go have a good time with your IRL friends. Don't give me another thought. But if you want, you could send an apple pie and that would help a lot. BWAHAHAHA!

Have a great time today, Mel! :)

justlori2day said...

I love extended food feasts! Today I am getting a haircut then coming home and lounging while the kids decorate the tree.

I never black friday shop. I love deals and all, but the crowds are not worth it!!

Have a wonderful feast! :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

People....the cake is TO.DIE.FOR. It really is. I'd even faek liking MET if it meant I could eat her cake.

Luckily, I don't have to fake it...BUT I WOULD!!


Odette said...

See when it's Canadian Thanksgiving I'm like "we're so lucky that we get to have yummy Thanksgiving before our American friends." But then when American Thanksgiving rolls around I am always thinking "Oh man I want Thanksgiving too!" ha ha ha ha
I guess I really can't have it both ways! Oh well I'm on a diet anyway so maybe it's for the best!

Have a great second Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy it to the fullest! :)

Abby Reed said...

Yay for Thanksgiving and for sports on TV :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i think we need to see pictures of these magnificent foods and of course recipies too!

Vegas Princess said...

I have gorged myself for two days now and after reading your posts I want to eat some more! I love this time of year. :)

jojo said...

I am curious about this chocolate cake...we need samples, yeah, samples and recipes ;)