Sunday, November 27, 2011

I can't cook Thanksgiving dinner for JUST two.

Though, I tried. I have cooked for more people for so long that it is hard to do for just two. But it was okay, since we just had lots of leftovers and work lunches. Yummy!

Since we had not heard from any kids, I decided to cook our dinner on Thursday. Here was the spread:

I roasted a turkey breast, after brining it the night before. It was delicious! Accompanying it was cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, broccoli cheese casserole, candied sweet potatoes with pecans, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. I didn't plan the broccoli cheese casserole, but Hubby asked me to make it Thursday morning and how can I say no to him? And he wanted some mashed potatoes, so he made those.

Everything was ready around 3 and we were just sitting down to eat when the phone rang. It was Samantha asking if it was okay if she stopped by. Well, of course! She was just leaving the get together that w did not attend, so said she would be over in about and hour. So, Hubby and I had time to eat and put on some clothes before she arrived. Yes, SonyaAnn, we were eating nekkid.

Not really. LOL!

Samantha arrived a little after 4 and her boyfriend John, who had dinner at his parents' house came over a bit later. We visited for a while and Chance and Jacob got here around 5. They said Meredith was coming but did not know when. So we had a great time visiting with kids and playing with Jacob.

Sam and John left around 6. Meredith, Theo and Wyatt got here around 6:30. So, we visited and played with Theo and Wyatt. Chance had to leave around 7:30 to take Jacob to his  mom's. (Jacob's mom, not Chance's.) And Mere stayed until around 9, then headed off. So we had 5 hours of visiting. It was sorta like tag team visiting. LOL!

It was a nice surprise to have all the kids and grandkids come over, as we really had not expected them. Heck, I didn't even put on makeup. (I know, Mark, I am a bad wife.)

Friday, Chance came over around 2:30. He and Bob went to eat while I did a little deal shopping at CVS and Walgreens. I had just eaten something when Chance came over and figured that I would give them some "guy time."

We got back home about the same time and Chance hung out and we visited until around 6:30. So we got some quality time with everyone this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday were spent relaxing with only a few chores here and there. Well, except for Hubby. He has been on a cleaning kick lately, so there was a lot of dusting and polishing going on last week through yesterday. I did help a little.

What a great holiday weekend! I hope everyone had a great one!

9 comments:

McVal said...

How nice for you guys! And I so rarely use make up anymore that I usually forget unless we're on the way to church.

Diane said...

So glad you got to see the kids and grandkids over the holiday.
Blessings
Diane

Frances said...

McVal, I wear makeup to work everyday, so most weekends I go bare faced. Usually, I will wear it when someone is coming over, but when you come unannounced, you get what you get. LOL!

Diane, thanks for coming to see me.

SonyaAnn said...

Damn, I like nekkid.
Some of the best times are the ones that just happen. I'm so glad that you got to see everyone!

Hunie said...

There were only two of us as well for our Thanksgiving dinner!

Judy said...

What a great surprise! My mom always says if you ignore them they will come..lol..

And just so mark doesn't yell at you I had company and did not put on a lick of makeup

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, we like nekkid, too. LOL!

Frances said...

Hunie, Hubby and I would have been perfectly fine if we had spent the whole day with just the two of us. We like each other's company.

Frances said...

Judy, that is hilarious! I think your mom is right. We didn't call or email any of the kids. They just showed up.