Any holidays of course. I know some of you have already celebrated Thanksgiving and others don't but this Holiday Loaf from Junie Rose would fit in anytime, anywhere.
While I'm stealing material from other blogs, take a look at what my friend Beth has to say about perfect parenting.
It's a quiet day and I'm taking advantage. Played some cards with Rebecca, the girls did their own breakfast (one of the advantages of older kids that almost outweighs the constant teen turmoil), and we're about to watch the Niners and Seahawks. Seattle's on a roll so I don't hold out a lot of hope but one never knows. (Right now we're ahead 3-0 in the 1st quarter.)
Cooking starts Tuesday with defrosting the turkey and ham. I just looked back through November 2005 for my menu. Could have sworn I wrote about it. It doesn't change much year to year.
Turkey and ham w/pineapple and cherries
sweet potato casserole (sort of like a souffle)
green bean casserole (recipe on onion can or green bean can or mushroom soup can).
Harvard beets? (haven't decided yet)
cranberries in one style or another
bread or rolls
pie (apple, cherry, pumpkin, Karo pecan (recipe usually on Karo bottle or their website - if you want it let me know)
plain eggnog? Maybe
I do more cheating than I used to. I throw the turkey in an oven bag (make the dressing separately) and use canned sweet potatoes. Haven't decided on the mashed potatoes yet but I'm leaning toward instant since the kids are fine with them. If I were cooking for my generation, I'd do a little more actual prep. I make my own giblet gravy though and enough gravy will cover up anything.
I don't see a single healthy, low-cal food there except for the cranberries and possibly the beets.
We can recover between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I think for once I got back to everyone so far on the comments. Bloglines is acting up and many of your blogs aren't showing new entries. I've been trying to check blogs as people comment, read the ones Bloglines shows, and guess at the rest. If I've been missing you lately, I apologize.
Take care - I'll probably be back tomorrow.