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    "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
    ~Coco Chanel

    Thursday, November 20th, 2008

    The pre-Thanksgiving blog

    I haven't  had much to blog about lately.  Although I've been off of work for the past 3 nights, I have been busy studying for exams, preparing for a presentation, and...watching my Thursday night stories.  I am off every Thursday, so Brett and I usually spend those inside on the sofa watching TV (since I don't get to do it very often during the week.)  Our lineup started with The Office.  Then we added It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  Then came Sarah Silverman and 30 Rock, and this week I've added Ugly Betty.  So our new Thursday schedule goes like this:  Ugly Betty, The Office, 30 Rock, Always Sunny, Sarah Silverman.  That's like...3 hours of TV in a row!  Almost more TV than I watch for the entire rest of the week combined.

    Anyway, on to more interesting things (or maybe not): Thanksgiving is next week!  I don't have a lot of family here, so Thanksgivings and Christmases here are usually never as big as they were when I was a kid.  One Thanksgiving, April, my dad and I spent Thanksgiving at Shoney's.  Two years ago we spent Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge with my dad's (now ex-) wife's family.  That was the year I was driving my just-gotten-four-months-prior car on the interstate and the tire blew out and took half my bumper with it.  After that, seven of us piled into my parents' Saturn to make the rest of the trip while my stationwagon was towed away into Cecilia.  And last year Brett and I spent Thanksgiving alone, because my dad wasn't doing very well and was unable eat, and Brett's immediate family lives in California.  We had a fun time, though we didn't do much of the actual cooking; we bought some turkey breast, a tub of macaroni, a tub of mashed potatoes, and some other stuff that was pre-made.

    This year, it will be a relatively larger group.  Aside from Brett and I: My dad, my sister April, her girlfriend Amanda, a family friend named Jolie, and one of her friends from Florida.  Angel was invited too, in addition to Dad's two dogs.  Despite the fact that there will only be seven humans, here is the menu: Turkey, ham, macaroni and cheese, turkey dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, butter rolls, and two different pies.  Also, Amanda is trying to think of something to cook too.  Anyway, the pies are going to be made by me (as is the heating of the bread rolls, woo), and Brett is making macaroni.  Know what that means?  Recipe time!  One of my pies will only be pumpkin, which is pretty boring, but the other one is going to be awesome, a simpler version of one of my grandmother's recipes.  As soon as we do our cooking, I will post both Brett's homemade macaroni recipe, and my mystery-pie recipe*, complete with pictures. 


    *Doesn't "mystery-pie" make it sound scary and gross?  It's not, I promise.  I just like to pretend to be all secretive and stuff!

    Brett, 11/20/08 10:10 AM

    I love it!!

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