We will be hosting the big day over here again. I can't remember if it's the 3rd or 4th year...but maybe it's the 4th because I do remember having to skip out and nurse a baby at least one year maybe two. Let's see, we have lived here since 2007...but I wouldn't have hosted that year because Susan was born in June...maybe I did in 2008 or maybe not...Cameron was born in 2009, so yeah THAT was the baby I was remembering so this is the 4th year!
Glad I figured that out.
One thing that I do know is that I have a fitness tradition on Thanksgiving. No, it's not a Turkey Trot or Gobble Waddle or any organized race like that, but it IS important. I get up early and get the turkey in the roaster and then I excuse myself to the basement to do an hour of Yoga X. It's nice to start out the day like that and by the time I'm done I can smell the turkey cooking!
This year I will remember that it doesn't take quite as long in the roaster. Woops. Last year I made this amazing recipe from Jamie Oliver...I wrapped rosemary sprigs in bacon and poked them in the thighs, I pushed stuffing up under the skin to keep the breasts moist - it took a long time! I was so excited. Then I over cooked it in my new (to me) roaster.
This year I'm just going to keep it simple with the bird and keep an eye on that roaster. I have family bringing some sides and pies and I'm just doing the turkey and stuffing. I hope we will have a nice time. I know I'm looking forward to some time with my older children. It's been an adjustment having them in public school this year. :( I'm sure by Monday I will be happy to
Enjoy this funny little video and remember what's important this Thanksgiving!