'Twas the night before Thanksgiving...

...and I've spent most of the day getting ready for the yearly "Big Eat."

On the menu this year: The free turkey from Danny's work, mashed potatoes, gravy, herb stuffing made from the frozen remains of bread I made last month, corn on the cob, green beans, and cranberry and fruit jello (apples, celery, jarred mandarin oranges, nuts, raw cranberries pulsed in the blender, and two packages of raspberry kosher jello.  My grandmother always made this instead of cranberry sauce, so it just isn't Thanksgiving without it.) Pumpkin pie for dessert.

Except for the turkey, all the rest of the food was readily available with rationing. But this is the end of my eggs. The chickens had better get their act together and lay some eggs before Christmas dinner or they will be the featured dish.

For after dinner, we picked up a board game to play while we digest our food: "The 1893 World's Fair". Daughter has been studying the fair, so I thought it would be fun to play while learning. Then we plan to watch "Christmas Story."

While we're busy eating, etc., tomorrow, here is page one of the newspaper for your enjoyment:

(Click to enbiggen. The articles are fascinating. Pages 2-4 coming up.)


Gorges Smythe said...

May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Catherine said...

And you and yours as well, Gorges...including the Mighty Dachshund. (Our dogs ate themselves sick on the trimmings. We ate ourselves sick on the food. We plan to repeat this today with the leftovers. Ain't life grand?!)