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Monday, November 14, 2005

Nick and I have decided not to go to Kansas City for Thanksgiving. He just started his new job, I just got back from San Fran, and then I might be going to see my dad (there's that thing I haven't told my mom yet). This means that I get to host Thanksgiving at my house. It might have been cheaper to go to KC. And the best part? There's a potential for 25 people to show up at my little casa. Anyone have a house expander?
Update: I've already made out a list and assigned foods and responsibilities to everyone. Thanksgiving: 2 pm Thursday November 24, 2005 Menu: Turkey & Stuffing (me) Honey baked ham (uncle) Sweet Potatoes (grandma) Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows (grandma) Mashed Potatoes (me) Rice ('lil sis) Green bean casserole (me) Broccoli Rice casserole (sis) Cranberry jelly ('lil sis) Cranberry sauce (me) Sweet & Sour salad (grandma) Marinated Olives (Central Market) Rolls (sis) Pies (mom) Drinks (bro) Disposable plates (me) Disposable silverware (me) Table cloths (me) Napkins (me) Decorations (mom & kids) Now...who wants to come help me clean house? Oh. And the list is down to 19. Forgot the Ex has the kids, and one of my aunt's dads has had a third-time recurrence of his prostate cancer, so they'll be spending the holiday with him.

11/14/2005 08:44:00 AM :: ::
  • Darn, well that's a disappointment I'm sure, but there will be time for other trips. Now, the 25 people at T-giving...you may need a vacation after that. Maybe the weather will cooperate and people can spill outside.

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 11/14/2005 09:51:00 AM


  • Staying in town, eh... what time is dinner served...? LOL

    By Blogger FTS, at 11/14/2005 10:13:00 AM


  • Make it a theme party . . . like a bondage theme or a vegitarian theme or something. That should cut down on the guests.

    And what didn't you tell your mother? I think I might have missed something or forgotten or something like that.

    By Blogger Coyote Mike, at 11/14/2005 10:25:00 AM


  • We are heading to my mom's for Thanksgiving, as we do most years. I have only hosted Thanksgiving once in my life.... it came out great, but was the biggest pain in my rear! I'm happy to go somewhere else for Thanksgiving...lol 25 people? WOW! Good luck!!!

    By Blogger Texas_Ivy10, at 11/14/2005 10:31:00 AM


  • How come it falls on you? Have everyone bring a dish and that way you only have to cook one thing.
    If I were possibly going to have 25 people at my house, I'd be stressed too.
    Maybe something else can be worked out.

    By Blogger UziCue, at 11/14/2005 11:17:00 AM


  • Perhaps you could send your story into Extreme Home Makeover? ;-)

    Sounds like fun. I think you should audioblog the preparations.

    By Blogger Bone, at 11/14/2005 11:18:00 AM


  • Twenty-five people?? We don't even own 25 plates! Save the KC trip for afterwards, you might need a getaway!

    Good luck with the talk with your mom.

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 11/14/2005 01:57:00 PM


  • I'll fly over once I know what time dinner is.

    By Blogger Jean-Luc Picard, at 11/14/2005 02:03:00 PM


  • I'm with Uzi on this one...you do the bird and have people bring the rest. I tried doing it all myself ONE time and one time only. Gave me a whole new respect for my mother :)

    By Blogger poopie, at 11/14/2005 03:12:00 PM


  • That is going to be fun. It is great to host a successful party--what a nice feeling to fill your home with loved ones.

    By Blogger Running2Ks, at 11/14/2005 03:32:00 PM


  • i've done lots of thanksgiving and christmas dinners, and when it's that amount of people, you have to ask for help. if you do the bird, stuffing and gravy, everyone else should be able to pitch in with whatever else you need. hope the weather is warm where you live, you can always eat outside.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2005 03:57:00 PM


  • Good luck with that. Sounds like a lot of people!

    By Blogger mommy d, at 11/14/2005 04:03:00 PM


  • A BONDAGE theme at Thanksgiving? what was Coyote Mike thinking? ROFL!! well uh, that is a good way to cut down on the guests, I guess. I think i'll try that the next time my inlaws want to come. :X

    I'd be there in a heartbeat if I didn't have to help with the dishes!

    I've cooked many Thanksgiving dinners from start to finish and I had to, because everyone lived too far away to do potluck. I think I can do it with my eyes closed now. If you need help, just holler!

    By Anonymous Laura, at 11/14/2005 06:46:00 PM


  • I can help you with the cleaning! Hehehe... just kidding! ;)
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    BTW, Michelle sent me.

    By Anonymous Ally, at 11/14/2005 07:10:00 PM


  • The menu looks about right.
    My daughters would never let me cook Thanksgiving dinner without Green Bean Casserole. Isn't that strange? Only difference at our house is I cook everything and my wife takes care of the house. I don't know what's tougher.
    I have a wonderful recipe for Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes if you're looking to get adventurous. (they make great potato pancakes the next day, too)
    I'll save my "happy turkey day" for next week.

    be well,


    By Blogger michaelm, at 11/14/2005 08:06:00 PM


  • To answer Laura, I simply cannot think of Lass without thinking of bondage . . .

    By Blogger Coyote Mike, at 11/14/2005 09:13:00 PM


  • Somehow don't think I'll be able to make it to yours this Thanksgiving.

    But save me a metaphorical potato

    By Blogger culfy, at 11/15/2005 06:58:00 AM


  • 19? Pffft. How many people are over your house on an average weekend? 10? 15?


    By Blogger Bone, at 11/15/2005 08:32:00 AM


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