Sunday, November 30, 2008

today, i cook

the turkey, all fifteen pounds of him, is stuffed to the gills with cornbread, bacon, onions, celery, nuts and cranberries, the pumpkin cheesecake with the gingersnap crust is chilling. the apple pie gleams on the counter, the cranberries simmer in their brown-sugar/maple syrup sauce.

Beloved is off to buy last-minute ingredients. the first sleety snow of the season is falling and trying to stick. the snow surprised me, but only briefly - after all, i've been smelling it for days.

meg and libby are still asleep, the puppies are snoozing cuddled up together on the couch. i have a bit more tidying up to do before i make one errand run for the day. i have to yield the kitchen for a few hours while Beloved cooks. there's a short list of chores, too, for the girls.... i wouldn't want them to feel left out!

and then, we gather at four - all our kids, plus baby jake and assorted significant others, for what my children tell me is "real" thanksgiving.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

4 comments:

Martha said...

Sounds delightful, my Beloved husband cooks for the holidays, aren't we lucky?

Kathy said...

Isn't it wonderful to be able to spread out the holiday...and the chores. I just ate the last piece of pumpkin cheese cake and am trying to decide whether to make turkey soup or turkey tetrazini. I think the soup will win because I can spell it. No really, because it is very cold (no snow of course) and rainy & I feel like soup.
Have a wonderful time on the REAL Thanksgiving.

Kim said...

The food sounds wonderful - the fact that everyone feels this is their real thanksgiving is even better. Enjoy!!

Walk in the Woods said...

:)