- Living near Kirtland
- the Stapler
- Zippy (our cat)
- Visiting Teachers
- the Refrigerator
Imagine acting out a pair of scissors...or the stapler. Yes...you get the idea of how this could be entertaining!
On Thanksgiving Day, I scattered the leaves onto each person's plate and then we took turns reading what each person was thankful for. It was really fun for the kids. I think we'll do it again next year, I liked it a lot better than what we've done in the past, which is to just have each person go around the table and name something they're thankful for. This provided us with ample time to really think about all of the blessings we've been given and to really put some serious thought into it.
So everyone's in search of that perfect way to roast a turkey...and this way has worked pretty well for me that past few times I've done it. So once again this year, I found myself gritting my teeth and prepping the freezing cold bird...did I mention that stripes are in this year?
I mix butter with herbs and salt...and then loosen the skin of the turkey and coat the top of it with a thick layer of this butter and herb mixture.
It is not my favorite thing to do in the world...but it makes for very nice moist white meat that is seasoned and everything right off of the bones. Yum-m-m-y.
And I use the oven bags because they keep all of the moisture inside and still let it brown to a beautiful golden brown! Hooray!
So while Andy and I were working in the kitchen, the older three kids were popping in and out to sample food, and Matthew was watching the Macey's parade on the computer.
Here's Matthew all ready to eat...in his chair, bib on...where's the food?
And Brooklynn and Taylor are ready too...
And Mom and Dad of course!