We have a great Thanksgiving planned. My sister and her family are coming (4 kids) along with my Dad and stepmother. We will have a houseful, but I think I have planned well. I spent a ridiculous amount of money on groceries. B took off 5 days from work to help me deep clean the whole house last week. He worked for a day and a half in the garage alone. We got rid of so much stuff, and organized, organized, organized. I cleaned everything I could possibly think of to clean. I should get everything finished just in time for my sister to arrive tomorrow evening. B. went and bought a cast iron chiminea from Lowe's tonight. He has plans for the seven children. These cousins always have so much fun when they get together--which is only 3 times a year-- and I know they will have a good time roasting marshmallows and telling stories in front of the fire. I also bought Ratatouille (the movie) so that the kids would have something new to watch--rain is in the forecast. They will all be here for several days, so we have to have some things planned to entertain. I'm sure the 4-wheeler will be out too. We bought it from my dad, and he always likes to get it out and ride when he comes to visit. He will have a blast taking each of the seven grandchildren for rides. Too bad the other three grandchildren can't be here. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving--don't stuff yourselves too badly. I leave you with our Thanksgiving menu--it's the same every year. I would love to hear yours.
Stuffing (bread, not cornbread)
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Cherry jello salad
Green bean and corn casserole (sometimes we do broccoli/rice casserole, but not this year)
Plain green beans for the picky ones
Cranberry sauce from the can