We're staying in NYC this year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, as we'll be having visitors for each holiday. We have Fr. D coming to stay with us, who is our priest from Phoenix/the man who will be marrying us/Mr. Wonderful's surrogate father figure. He's an ornery little man in his 70's, and we can't wait for him to come! We're actually doing something I've never done for Thanksgiving this year... Eating dinner out. ON Thanksgiving. Have any of you ever done this before? I think Mr. W has selected a great choice for our big family meal out, I'll let you know as soon as it's been solidified.
My big agenda for the week, will be cleaning, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, and cleaning. Sadly, our little shoebox is NOT in house guest-worthy shape at the moment... I'm still feeling seriously under the weather, so I'm having a VERY difficult time peeling myself out of bed to get movin'. I mean, doing dishes when you're perfectly healthy is miserable... But when you have a serious head cold? Forget it. Not to mention the mopping, laundry, cleaning the bathroom.... I just goes on and on! I feel thankful that I have an, um, 'open' schedule right now to get it all taken care of before Wednesday.
On to more fun things! What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipe?? We will be making some meals at home to save money during Fr. D's visit, and figure I could still serve Thanksgiving-themed dishes without having to go through the whole turkey/tofurkey cooking bonanza. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm going to try to peel myself out of the house to do our grocery shopping for the week this afternoon (the fact that it's 48 degrees outside would normally be a deterrent, but I just remembered that they're filming an episode of Law and Order SVU at the end of my street this afternoon. A Benson/Stabler sighting would seriously cheer up this sick little kitten!) I'd love to hear your suggestions!
Happy Monday to all!