Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
My Thanksgiving routine usually consists of this:
Wake Up Early
As much as I love Thanksgiving, I actually do not like turkey at all. I don't know why - it's just boring to me, especially when there are so many delicious sides to eat! So I rarely eat turkey on Thanksgiving, maybe one small piece. I do, however, love me some turkey sandwiches the next day! YUM!
Here's what I'm most excited to eat on Thursday:
Sweet Potatoes - I like mine with a few marshmallows on top.Cranberry Sauce, straight from the can! Serve it right to the table with the ridges...delicious!
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy - basically the entire day is just one big carb!
CREAMED ONIONS! Does anyone else eat these on Thanksgiving? I've always grown up eating these every year, but I don't think many people have these on Thanksgiving. Basically they are the small pearl onions in this delicious white cream sauce (super healthy, I'm sure!). My mom ALWAYS makes them and I usually eat the entire bowl...ha! Jake had never eaten them until he came to our house for Thanksgiving a few years ago and now he's hooked too! Anyone else know about these, or is my family just weird?
And now, things my family doesn't eat on Thanksgiving and I HATE!
Sauerkraut! I think this is a German tradition...I hate everything about it - the smell, the taste! Unfortunately, J's family is very German, so I know they will be serving it this year. BLAH!
What foods do you eat every year? Are there certain things that your family eats that you don't think anyone else does (like creamed onions)? Happy Almost Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Of course, now the holidays are here, which is obviously always a super busy time, but I'm hoping to find more time/motivation to keep blogging. I honestly can't believe it's Thanksgiving week already. I love this time of year and I hate that it always goes by so fast!!
Even though I haven't been blogging, I have TONS of updates and projects to share! Here's a brief list of what's been keeping us busy this falll....
*** We are now completely finished with the basement. With the exception of hanging a few pictures up on the walls, that is the first room in our house that's "done". I will try and post pics soon - I love how it all came together! It's homey and casual, but still feels nice and polished.
*** We are currently re-doing our main floor powder room. By ourselves. Yikes! J gutted the entire thing (he was a crazy man with the crowbar!!) and now he's working on getting the subfloor ready for tile. He's hoping to tile this weekend since we have a few days off. Then it will just be putting up beadboard on the walls and installing the new pedestal sink. Definitely have some crazy before and after pics to share!
*** We bought a new BED! Hallelujah! We have been sleeping in J's old double bed that he's had since college - a crappy platform bed from Ikea. We had a bunch of Macy's gift cards and store credit, so we decided to get ourselves a FABULOUS new queen size mattress set! It gets delivered this Saturday and I cannot WAIT to sleep in it this weekend!
Of course, I ran out as soon as we bought it to get new bedding:
The Pearl Embroidered Set from Pottery Barn. I have literally lusted after this for YEARS so I finally bit the bullet and just splurged! And of course, I had the shams monogrammed! Now I just need Jake to make me a upholstered headboard and we'll be all set...ha!
*** We also bought a new antique rolltop desk from an antique auction a few weeks ago. J has apparently always wanted one and we got a really good price on it. We cleaned it up and put a protective finish on it and it looks so good in our guestroom/office. It's HUGE (5.5' long) and massive, but we love it! Pictures soon!
So we've definitely been busy with house stuff these last few weeks. So I apologize again for being a super sucky blog writer and reader! I'm definitely going to get better!! Happy Monday - thank goodness for a short week!!