My children have often said to me (in an annoyed and highly sarcastic way), “Mom, what would you do without Twitter, Facebook, the internetz??!!” I honestly don’t know. These things have become my life line. I have friends now. I have human contact. A support system when I am hurt/down/alone/bored.
So today, I am thankful for the internetz and all the wonderful people I get to interact with. Since this is my first Thanksgiving ever while being unemployed; thanks to the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, I found out you can cook some things IN ADVANCE. That I don’t have to cook it all in one day, on my only day off, and melt into a puddle of exhaustion upon completion. So let’s recap what’s happening here thanks to the wonders of the internetz:
- Found out turkey was still frozen in spite of defrosting in fridge for three days (turns out they need 4-5 days when they are as large as mine). The helpful Twits and FBookies told me I can defrost it in the sink.
- Found out I can cook the mashed potatoes today, then tomorrow put them into a crock pot on low for 4-5 hours.
- I can cook the pies in advance: So I am defrosting my homemade pie mix and bringing my ready-made pie crusts up to room temperature (I am also GRATEFUL to the guy who invented those pie crusts, deeply grateful.
- I made some towels to go with this fantastic apron I made for Sara, which got some other people excited about my aprons, so I am working on three aprons right now that are already sold! Which, of course, I am so thankful for because after the leftovers run out I will need some money to buy groceries. Seeing as we really like to eat at least once a day around here. (And now that you have seen that apron, you know you want one too. So go ahead, shop ApronFrenzy.
For now, I am going to get Mr. Vixen working with the food processor and get the onions, celery, onion dip and I am going to have him prepare the Scalloped Corn right up to the cooking point so tomorrow all I have to do is bake it.
Tomorrow is going to be so easy compared to previous years. I am grateful I will be with my beloved family and be relaxed enough to really enjoy them! THANKFUL!! How about you?
I even had time to write this post!