Good Monday morning all. Been so busy with cooking, shopping, and cooking. Haven't had time to keep up here. Did my last minute shopping (forgotten things) on Tuesday and took off Wednesday to begin the cooking. The turkey hubby bought wasn't as large this year but with all the other items I made we had plenty to eat, to send home with the boys, have a leftover dinner, and make my famous turkey soup.
I made turkey and gravy, stuffing, turnips, mashed potatoes, broccoli in garlic and oil, sauteed green beans, gondulas and rice, creamed onions, baked sweet potatoes, orecchiette with white beans and spinach, and seasoned corn.
Hubby, me, Anthony, Jerry, and Tahnee.
Jerry, hubby, me, and Anthony.
It's the first Thanksgiving in 3 years that Anthony has been with us. He was living out in California. I really enjoyed it. Wish the entire family could have been together, but my daughter and her hubby are in the process of moving, and since they both work, they needed this day to do some work on their new place. Still, it would have been nice because I am not sure I can do this next year.
I will be 73
years old in March. I have cooked a huge Thanksgiving dinner since I
was 20 years old. I love it. My kids have special foods I make for them
each year. But I fear that the way things are going this might be my
last year of being able to do this. I
came home in tears the other day after going out there shopping. My
body is in so much pain. Osteoarthritis has touched every part of it. I
think one of the hardest things about growing older is being unable to
continue doing the things we love.
The weather is kind of icky out there this morning, and I decided not to go to the center. I will miss seeing my friends, for sure. It's been since last Tuesday, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.