we were on a break

November 28th, 2012

ok, ok so I took a lil break during Novemblaaaagh but it was either blogging or Thanksgiving. Apparently solo parenting, planning a 10 person dinner party + houseguests AAAAAND working part time was a bit too much for me. Really not to place blame but its totally the baby’s fault. I think if I didn’t have the baby-tireds I could have handled it but just try getting up with Asher at 630, running around like crazy to all parts of Brooklyn or cleaning the apt between conference calls then picking him up, making dinner and keeping your eyes open past 7 when YOU are pregnant.

I mean the good news is that we had a great thanksgiving! We also got a new dining room table, recovered some of our dining room chairs, got all of my non-maternity clothes organized and sent to storage and actually managed to fit 10 people in this apartment for dinner.

Matthews dad and sister Jaime came for thanksgiving as they often do and we had a great time. Once Thursday came it was actually pretty calm. Matthew came homeĀ  from LA on wednesday and we continued prep so when they got here Weds night we were pretty much ready to go.

We hung out thanksgiving morning, making pies and watching the parade over brunch. We ended up with a lot more people than expected so we picked up a ham with the turkey and wow a ham is a crowd pleaser! Everyone was pretty stoked about the ham, which we just had to pop in the oven (thanks Niman Ranch!) The turkey was great too, especially after Matthews 24hr brine and crazy cooking skills.

He really did an amazing job fairly effortlessly. I did all the shopping and what prep I could (I peeled all of those carrots while watching buffy reruns) he did all the cooking. Fair as fair can be. The best part is that the leftovers led to very interesting endeavors. Turkey was made into stock then turkey soup using up the leftover green beans and carrots and the ham was turned into split pea soup. We saved more leftover green beans to throw into the next batch of minestrone. Basically we are super set for soup, thanks to our new freezer. All completed and put away by Sunday when Matthew left to go back to LA.

This week is dealing with the aftermath between Asher stuff and work then I begin prepping for the next round. Matthew gets home Friday night then we have a week before my mom comes and Hannukah festivities start. Who has time to think about Christmas yet? Not me!



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carolee  |  November 29th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Nice to see the apple peeler hard at work – isn’t it great? And the little man running it is pretty cute, too!

    Can we have chocolate chip pancakes when I come?

  • 2. Grandpa p  |  November 29th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    That turkey looked fabulous. Turkey and a Ham, then latkes and sweet meatballs (and maybe a brisket? ) only a few weeks away. Then back to turkey and hams for christmas? I gained a few pounds just thinking about it. Happy Holidays

  • 3. Theresa  |  November 29th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I need that freezer! Also, I’ll take that turkey. Kthxbye.

  • 4. bari  |  November 29th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    @carolee – YES we can! We made regular ones but we let Asher make one chocolate chip for himself and oh my was that exciting. He had never even heard of them before. and everyone loves that peeler.

    @dad Matthew likes to make a standing rib roast for christmas. You should come!

    @treese highly rec the freezer but step away from my turkey.

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