Sunday Salon: Prepping, Cooking, Eating Edition

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving dinner since I was about 21 years-old and it’s the one time of the year where I cook with abandon and don’t worry about calories or the amount of fat being consumed. I used to cook for a very large group but these days, it’s just my immediate family and it’s lovely!! The day before I chop and prep while watching episodes of Absolutely Fabulous and Thanksgiving is spent watching movies, being lazy and then serving a lovely dinner. I have to work Monday but then I am off through the following Monday so I will have seven full days of heaven and hopefully lots of leftovers!

What about Black Friday you ask? Well, Black Friday is a tradition that my friend and I have. We have breakfast and then hit the stores but we don’t do the early, early stuff. We plan to see New Moon after, but it depends on how wiped out we are or how long the lines are. I need to get my list together.

That said, my food shopping is all done and I am cooking meals for the early part of the week so that I don’t have to be rushing around on my days off. The kids will be in school so I should able spend some time with my long, lost friends…BOOKS!

Tomorrow (Monday) I am hosting our first Moby Dick Monday update. You can read about it here and please join in if you are at all compelled to do so. Quite a few people have joined us since the initial post and I have to say that it’s been much more pleasant doing this with company.

Tomorrow I am also a TLC tour stop for Saving Sammy which was a very interesting read considering my health issues of late.

Today I have more Moby Dick to read and then perhaps I will finish Her Fearful Symmetry. What are you reading right now?

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15 Responses

  1. Cooking is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I hope your day is lovely!

    • People always ask me why I don’t order a meal or go out since it’s just the fours of us now but I really like the cooking part! Hope you have a lovely day!

  2. We’ll have a small group too. The three of us and maybe our nephew. Thanksgiving is an eat at home day for me – it’s all about being together and lounging around. Have a great week!

  3. I’m catching up on my MD reading today. I, ummm, kinda forgot the 4 page/day thing.

  4. I’m jealous of your cooking skills. I have only made turkey twice in the past twelve years (and always on non-holiday weekends because we visit relatives on holidays). I think what I need is more practice. :)

  5. Hi Ti,
    I am joining you for Moby Dick Mondays, but can’t find my Moby Dick…LOL
    That’s surprising right?
    Anyway, I will stop by, but I don’t think I will have read the pages yet. I am looking forward to this though.

    As far as cooking, I am very very luck to have a chef for a cousin and he is coming over to cook. Yummy. I am so looking forward to it and then shopping with him. He is a reader and loves to hit the home goods stores too. We should have a blast. Happy Prep and TTYL/
    Wisteria

  6. I hope to finish Her Fearful Symmetry today also! And I want to make chocolate rum balls although I’m REALLY THINKING ABOUT THOSE MAGGOTS!!!

  7. Well, that maggot thing would be a great way to start my holiday diet! Ugh! I’m cooking for just my immediate family, which is kinda sad since my parents aren’t going to be down here in Florida this year. Still, I love to cook the feast, and I love the smell of the house that day! Hope you have a great Sunday and a great Thanksgiving!

    • Yes, the smell of a turkey in the oven is divine. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well even though your parents won’t be down for it.

  8. Sounds like you have it all under control Ti. Have a wonderful time with family, and enjoy your extra time off :)

  9. Ti, your Thanksgiving sounds absolutely wonderful! I’m sure your meal will turn out fantastic with all of the love and thought you put into it! I hope you have a wonderful holiday week!

    As you know, I’m participating in the Thankfully Reading Weekend and I have a few books I’m going to be reading from. First, if I haven’t finished When She Flew, that is first on the list, then its on to Where Armadillos Go To Die, a new mystery ARC I rec’d and after that…well, who knows?!

    I tend to stay away from the crowded stores on Black Friday due to my eye disease. I just can’t function in that atmosphere. Online shopping is much easier for me, although not as fun, I’m sure. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. One thing I am thankful for is your friendship! :)

  10. Sounds like you have a lovely plan for your days off! My mom does Thanksgiving dinner and insists on doing all of it herself (because she’s retired and has so much more time, she says, but we all know it’s because she’s a control freak!). I started doing the Black Friday thing myself, going really early, then my sister decided she’d join me, then my mom started coming then my sister in law and now all of the granddaughters come. We don’t go out as early any more though.

  11. my parents are in florida for a few months and i made a snap decision to hop a plane on thansgiving morning (6am!) and go visit them. my sister will tend to the starving masses of our extended italian family up here in new jersey. :)

    as for our plan? turkey sandwiches (with stuffing and cranberry sauce on them!) on the beach.

    black friday? i’ll be swimming and reading. i do all my shopping online.

    enjoy!!!

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