Wednesday, November 26, 2014

food olympics 2014

That great summer when Auntie Mel lived with us, she decided that sometimes I participate in my own personal food olympics.  I love to cook, but I especially love to not have to cook, so if I can prep a bunch of stuff early, I am a happy lady.

Today, we made a few things.  We made this tasty ice cream and orange faux-tatoes, gravy my kids won't eat, breadless stuffing and grain free pumpkin bars.  Also, my kids dressed two turkeys.  Pro tip:  maybe don't eat the one Everett was working on.

Because I am insane, after the kids went to bed, I mixed up a batch of chai tea.  This has become my standard Christmas gift for teachers and this year feels like the year to do things early.

This was supposed to be the year we didn't host, but I couldn't do it.  I love Thanksgiving.  I love the meal and the people and the chaos and that its a day that is all about being together and being grateful.  May your imperfect meal with your imperfect people be as wonderful as ours.