12 hours ago
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Oh, happy day
As you read this, I am most likely roaming the web, trying to decide on side dishes to make for Thanksgiving. My main criteria: Which one I won't mess up. My mom, sister, husband and baby Margo are going to be coming over; my dad wasn't up for traveling, but he's content to be at home and will surely be giving thanks for his special hat.
The turkey, I buy from Whole Foods—it comes prepared, you just shove it into the oven. I see NO glory in cooking a turkey. When's the last time someone said to you, "What an absolutely amazing turkey!" Never, right? But if you can whip up some amazing stuffing or sweet potato and marshmallow something, people will think you are a cooking goddess, even if in reality you are actually a takeout goddess.
I found this yummy recipe for Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole from Cook's that I'm going to make. Max will probably eat most of it; since he was a baby, he's loved sweet potatoes. When he was about nine months old, I took him to the pediatrician for a visit. He pointed out Max had an orange tint; I hadn't even noticed. Anyway, if any of you have recipes of your own to share—or links to ones—that are impossible to mess up and won't turn us funny colors, let me know.
Oh, and here's something fun for T-Day morning: Want to hear your kids expressing their thanks on TV? The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout is featuring a thanks-a-thon. Sproutlets (with help from you) can call in, speak live with the show host, and say what they're grateful for. The phone number is is 877-91CHICA, and it's open from 8:45am today till 12.
Tomorrow is Fuchsia Friday on my blog (Black Friday just sounds so bleak), and I'm giving away a $250 gift card to Toys "R" Us, so come on by.
And, one mo' thing, thanks to whoever nominated this blog for Divine Caroline's "Love This Site" Award. If you'd care to vote for To The Max, you can do it here. If you don't care to vote, Max and I will still like you anyway, but Sabrina might be miffed.
Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!