Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm So Confused

What holiday are we supposed to be celebrating right now? Well, by the looks of it I'd say it's a combination of Halloween with the lighted pumpkin, look closely and it's Thanksgiving by the scarecrow in the back, and then we have Christmas by the freshly set up artificial Christmas tree, of which we plan on decorating tonight. To say I am confused would be a huge understatement.

My hubby thought it would be nice to have our tree set up before Thanksgiving since we are hosting this year. And I said, why not. Normally it gets put up the day after Thanksgiving, but we made an exception this year. As long as we keep the Christmas tunes at bay until November 23rd I can manage this. I will just have to wear ear plugs in every store I go to until then. So what are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you cooking, hosting, or going out of town? Do you have a special tradition this time of year?

The only way I agreed to be the host this year was if everyone brought a dish. I do not consider myself to be a great cook of any sort. I manage to feed my family whether or not they enjoy eating casseroles the majority of the time. They're such good sports. Or should I say my hubby is the good sport. The four year old will tell me straight out if he likes it or not and then the 10 year old will just moan, but the 2 year old will let the dog taste test it first. I seem to try out many different recipes a lot of the time. Cause I'm brave like that and get bored making the same stuff.

This one time I made a casserole (can you believe it?) and added a bit too much of a certain spice (of which I don't recall at the time what it was). We begin to eat it and I glance over at my husband who has a strange look on his face. He asked what the dish was called and said they should rename it Pine Tree Casserole. It seriously tasted like we were eating an evergreen tree. Not a great taste at all, but it smelled really good. Needless to say, I have not made that dish again. And yet another example of why I should not be allowed to create an entire Thanksgiving feast.

What's for dinner tonight? I haven't a clue. Guess I better go figure it out. But I can tell you it won't involve any unknown spices. I can hear my family giving a sigh of relief.


  1. new diva on the blog5:06 PM, November 15, 2007

    I am saying a small prayer that it is just going to be the 4 of us for Thanksgiving this year. Normally I wouldn't say this, but we have just completed a visit with my husband's aunt, then my dad,then my mom and step-dad, then my mother-in-law. My son has dubbed it National Relative Month. I am exhausted.

    btw, I am hosting a contest right now, come play!

  2. At least I'm not the only one with Halloween still up. On some I just turned facing the other way so it just looks fall like. I have never seen a Christmas tree up that early, that's impressive!

  3. So, your Christmas tree is up already, huh?

    freaks. I mean, GOOD IDEA, JASON! :)

    And the pine tree casserole is HYSTERICAL. I can't even imagine what spice you used too much of!


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