Friday, November 26, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Day: Rainy, Eating, Reading, Football, Blogging (Writer's Workshop)

We are both so thankful to have four days off together!  Since it was a cold rainy day, we pretty much stayed inside except to go to Hometown Buffet to eat. I spent the morning on the computer while Gerard walked the dog in the rain.  We went at 11:40 a.m. and didn't have to wait in line, although the place was pretty full.  Everyone seemed to be in a good mood.


The salad bard was decorated nicely but I skipped that.  I do like Waldorf salad, but I decided I wanted to save room for more desserts today.  No one was at the salad bar so I bet I'm not the only one who was thinking that way.




My first plate came from this section:  chicken, rigatoni and oh, bread pudding!  I saw that at the dessert buffet so took a separate dessert plate and filled it up.  Gerard had chicken too because when we first got up there, the line was real long for the turkey. 





I went back for a second plate and the line for the turkey was much shorter.  I got one little slice and put some cranberries on top, but I really loaded up on the potatoes and corn which I love!  I haven't had that in ages!












Then I went to the dessert buffet.  It was loaded with lots of goodies, but I refrained from taking everything.  We already had a slice of pumpkin cake that they brought around so I skipped the pie.  Here is my third plate of desserts:  more bread pudding, very rich chocolate goop, chocolate chip cookie, three pieces of fudge, and a Rice Krispie treat.  I was full but finished it all!

Gerard had a roll, fish, chicken, pumpkin cake, yams and something else I didn't care for.  He made two trips, but I'm sure I enjoyed it more.  I love that bread pudding!



When we got home, we watched the Patriots-Lions game together with all our pets.  I read while I watched because I really wanted to finish Family Ties by Danielle Steel.  I was anxious to get on to something else.  Spunky and Manny walked around and were nearby, but Abby took turns visiting both Gerard and me.  She was thrilled to have us home with her.   It was a good game--it went back and forth but the Patriots finally pulled ahead and won by quite a bit.

After the game, I did some blogging and watched some TV.  What a great day!  We were both looking forward to shopping on Black Friday early again.  We got to the mall at 7:30 a.m. and didn't get home until 4:00 p.m.  It was fun!  I love Christmas shopping!

What did you do on Thanksgiving?  Did you shop on Black Friday?

This is in response to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt:  Share a photo of what Thanksgiving looks like in your neck of the woods.  
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11 comments:

Sandee said...

We always cook for the family and have since my mother could no longer cook. She's been gone since 1991 and I had the wherewithal to learn to cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner just like she did. We had:

Turkey
Spiral Ham
Dressing
Potatoes & Gravy
Sweet corn
Buttermilk Biscuits
Pumpkin Pie
Cherry Pie
Boston Cream Pie
with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

It was a great day.

We never go shopping on Black Friday. I don't care what kind of sales they have. Craziness times two.

Have a terrific rest of the weekend. :)

BeadedTail said...

Sounds like a great weekend so far! We just spent Thanksgiving here at home with our furbabies enjoying our meal and football. There was no way I was going out shopping today so I slept in. I did have to run out to a bead store this afternoon but I didn't run into the crowds so it wasn't bad. Now we're sitting in front of the fireplace watching more football. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Rebecca said...

We had a traditional dinner, and I made a huge turkey. I love turkey. I also made THREE pies! Yum.

We also had a relaxing day. We just enjoyed each other's company, no rushing around, no pressure to do anything. It's the best Thanksgiving I've ever had, I think.

Happy weekend!

Lin said...

What a great idea to go there for your dinner! We went to my aunt's house and filled up on the traditional fare. I'm still stuffed! We hung out here today and just cleaned house and caught up on laundry. I put one of our two trees up today, but I did so grumpily. It's so much work!

Hey--I like the new name and look of your blog, Karen!! Nice Job!

EmptyNester said...

We had a great time with family! No shopping though..I really hate crowds. Too many nasty people on Black Friday.

Coby said...

I never worry about saving room for dessert...I have this theory that dessert goes to a different part of the stomach!

I did NOT go out on Black Friday. I hate crowds, and there's nothing I want badly enough to fight the crowds and get up early!

Glad you had four days off together - it sounds like a very relaxing time!

Mountain Woman said...

Sounds like such a great day. I would have had a hard time refraining from all the desserts. I love the potatoes too!

Casey said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Harter said...

I love buffets! Although, I can never really ever eat very much, and I'm always full before I've tried all the good stuff :(

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your Thanksgiving looked yummy. I was sick with the flu this year, and that wasn't fun. However, we went to a buffet tonight so I could get some turkey!

lrw1225 said...

three separate plates of dessert...a woman after my own heart. My mom always cooks the turkey and oyster dressing and she starts the night before so it's done by 9 or 10am. Then I cook the sides. Collard greens, mac & cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes. My husband makes sweet potatoe pies and this year I made a no bake pumpkin cheese cake. Yummm!

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