animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

thanksgiving 2005

Today was a rather subdued day for a holiday. My parents, brother, and grandmother were all supposed to come over for dinner, but my grandmother couldn’t make it due to the weather and my brother got called out to work. He eventually made it here, though, so that was cool.

We spent the past few days cleaning up the house and I spent all morning cooking. I was hoping to do the turkey breasts on the grill this year, but due to the major snowstorm we got yesterday and today, it didn’t seem like a good time to do so. The food turned out well. We had your standard holiday fare. Brian’s all bummed out because we all but ran out of gravy, so I will have to make some more tomorrow from some chicken broth. It won’t be as good as the stuff we had today, but I guess it will have to do. That’s as close as I will get to cooking tomorrow. Time for a well-deserved day off. We’re both off work tomorrow, so that will be nice. Jake’s time off continues through Monday for the official Pennsylvania holiday of the First Day of Deer Hunting.