Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving was a little different for us this year. My whole fam (minus sister who headed south) packed it up and headed to all meet in Gatlinburg. Matt and I couldn't go because his team is still in the playoffs (4th round tonight) so we invited his parents and grandparents to our house for Thanksgiving dinner. This was a little last minute since we didn't know until last Friday if we would be here or not... so I kicked it into Betty Crocker mode and began planning a meal. I do think my family was a little worried that I could pull this off... I mean this is the girl that blew up the pyrex dish a few years ago. I assured everyone (including the husband) that I had everything under control.
I told matt I would make a chicken casserole and he so kindly told me that it was not a Thanksgiving food and so I wanted to make him proud and bought a turkey breast... mind you I have NEVER cooked one of these before and didn't really know where to start. All week I had nightmares, literally, that we would open it up and it would be like Christmas Vacation all dried out... so I bought a backup ham too. I know people were thinking.. you are in over your head... why not throw in a dressing recipe too!? One last call to my mom yesterday morning to ask her which side of the turkey is the breast.. yikes!!! Matt was such a huge help--we make a great team!!! Amazingly and by God's grace it all turned out fabulous!! Well, at least everyone said it did... they may just be trying to make me feel good.
My turkey and my ham (we'll call them fatty and fatter). Now Fatter and I became very good friends at 4:30 am yesterday morning when I had to get up to put this precious thing in the crockpot.
I will let you guess whose plate this is.... oh matt!!! He piled it on!!