What I am seriously thankful for...
No kidding this year. I asked myself what I am really thankful for having or not having in my life for Thanksgiving. Don't judge- I won't do it to you....
1. Not having family in my state.
That's right NOT HAVING people at my house for Thanksgiving. I don't have to worry about judgment about the food, my house, making sure everyone is happy. Just me, the hubby and the kids enjoying a feast of food we love.
2. Making lists of what I need and buying it all the Monday before Thanksgiving.
I work in a grocery store once a week. I saw more people in one day than I do on Sundays for my weekly shopping. All kinds, from the" Excuse me where is the...." to the " They are going to love my pie this year.." people. It's the rude people I can live without or the people who feel they NEED to get out of the store before you. Not this year..
3. A daughter who wants to help in the kitchen at a small age.
Last year my daughter helped me with what she could. Littles can't do a lot in the kitchen, but what they can do- can help a lot. Mix this for me while I chop that, she loves to take me "paper" off the garlic and that can take a while. After a few- can you do this for me-s she runs off just long enough for me to have stuff for her to do again.
4. A husband who cooks the meats that I can't.
I can master pork chops, ribs and chicken. Sea food, turkeys and steaks I just can not get down. Sure I can watch YouTube videos on how to cook a steak but it never works out of me. They come out either chewy- cry or over cooked. I never made a turkey my husband is picky so I told him to make it himself- and it just stuck. Its cute that he thinks he saves the day...
5. Not being on a diet on the holidays.
I want to eat what I want and not ever worry about the weight gain I may or may not get. If you worry about things like that how do you enjoy your food? I love me.
6. Food Coma
The high of having cooked a feast that my family will graze eat hours after the dinner is done just gives me a natural high of happiness that only a great, no excellent homemade meal can give you.
7. The glass I use to drink my whisky/ Pepsi in as I cook away.
It holds the right portions for Jim or Jack to Pepsi and ice. Even if my drink is slightly watered down because I got wrapped up in cooking something, it always tastes great. Yes, I am a whiskey drinker. What do you drink in the kitchen when you are cooking?