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Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

Other family members are Laurie, Lani's beautiful daughter who teaches at elementary levels; her handsome son Alex, aka Alexander the Great; Mary and Bo, a/k/a Mom and Dad, and Bud and Ann, Steve's patient and wonderful parents.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Turkey Day! (posted by Ann)

I know you are working today, Lani, but I hope you get some Thanksgiving cheer somewhere along the way! We have a full house - Grandmother and Grandfather arrived Saturday, and Laurie and Alex arrived Tuesday. Things are rather busy (as an understatement).

Right now, Alex just got up from his nap and is running around sans pants playing with the dogs, Laurie just finished sewing a million sequins on his stocking, Dad is watching the game, and I have a full time job trying to keep Mom from cooking or cleaning every waking second. Don has retreated upstairs, and Steve is out trying to run away. I think he'll come back after he's logged 5 - 6 miles, but we'll see.

The turkey is in the oven, and I have to go flip it over. I did a new brine, with honey, garlic, thyme and of course salt, and I'm cooking it breast side down first. We have everything else ready until the last minute rush. Here's the menu:

Champagne and then Chardonnay
Roast turkey
Cornbread dressing
Gravy
Jellied cranberry sauce with pecans and celery
Green bean casserole (don't turn your nose up, I made fresh beans and from-scratch mushroom sauce, and I'll fry onion rings at the last minute to top it)
Mashed sweet potatoes topped with caramelized apples
Rolls

Followed by pumpkin pie, coconut custard pie, caramelized apples over ice cream, and coffee.

Followed by a nap.

Hope you at least get a cup of liquid cheer if you don't get homemade turkey and dressing. If the menu sounds good, come see us next year . . . .

Pictures to follow tomorrow.

1 Comments:

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Third Sister said...

Your menu sounds like mine except for the nap. I needed one but Camille and company are always late!

Rebecca and I stayed up late turning the leftovers into soup, salad etc. David won't eat "redux" but once. A real challenge with the holidays.

 

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