"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

'twas the night before thanksgiving {puking & other P's}

sean came home with a wild turkey feather for the kids tonight.
i'm not quite sure what to do with it.
brennan was ecstatic!
sean went to throw it out after the kids were in bed,
and i stopped him b/c i knew brennan would ask for it in the morning,
and it is thanksgiving day and all.
so a boy should be able to inspect a real live wild turkey feather as he pleases.
i was told it had been disinfected.
linsey thinks i should put it in a flower arrangement or make brennan a dream catcher.
i think we will parade it around tomorrow and then it will mysteriously disappear.
i had planned to have a relaxing afternoon/evening 
of cooking as much of tomorrow's feast ahead of time as i could,
but max ended up puking in front of the pizza section at harmon's with my mom
{and came home smelling like puke},
and chase blew out all over me and his car seat.
{at two separate times--i just didn't figure out any of it until it was too late.}
like i've never been SO covered in poo in my entire life kind of blow out.
like i got all the way inside, went to put him down,
saw my leg,
saw his legs,
saw my hip,
saw my wrist,
saw my hand,
saw NOTHING on the ground--thank heavens.
so of course, i took pictures to send to my loved ones,
so they could share in my smelly tragedy from afar,
pulled the pizza out of the oven with my one good clean hand,
poo covered baby in the other arm,
and threw chase and max in the bath.
puking and pooping smell gone.
and then i thought i'd better check the car seat,
and then it hit me.
in all of the hustle and bustle of P-things,
i had forgotten about my beloved vegetable medley veggies. 
that had been steaming in their little pots on the oven,
for 45 minutes.
{38 minutes LONGER than needed.}
at which point i told sean 
"if it's bad,
it's not b/c it's bad,
{the vegetable medley that i'm so fighting for a spot in our traditional feast.}
it's b/c all of the veggies are soggy.
b/c i was cleaning up poo."
and then i asked if he would take care of the car seat cover for me?
and showed him the homemade pumpkin cheesecake, 
and grandma max's sweet potatoes and ham rolls i had slaved over all day.
he of course said yes.
and then do you know what he did when he was all done with that?
he did the dishes.
i know,
i'm ONE lucky girl!

i just sent sean to the store for a late night turkey bag, kitchen rope, and skewers run,
as my grandma gigi informed me there is no juicier turkey than one cooked in a turkey bag. 
is it tomorrow yet?!
ladies and gentlemen,
i give you.....


{go ahead, make one last run to the store for all of this. you won't regret it.}

1 sleeve of graham crackers blended/finely crushed
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter, melted
1 1/2 c chopped pecans, oven roasted {5 min 350*}

2 packages cream cheese, softened {16oz total}
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg

1. preheat oven to 350* 
2. mix crust ingredients together with spoon until soaked in melted butter.
3. fill greased pie pan to mold the shape of the pan.
4. combine cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar, blend until smooth.
5. add eggs one at a time, then pumpkin puree and spices.
6. pour into pie pan.
7. bake for 20-30 minutes or until center is not runny.
8. let cool overnight.

**serve with caramel topping, whipped cream, and ice cream.**

1 comment:

Amy said...

Gonna make that dessert soon. It looks divine. So sorry about the day full of p things. :( Not a great way to start your relaxing evening, is it? Happy your mom was in town.