Itâ€™s a one-handed OMGcoffee kind of morning.
Eventually, I wised up and made it a babywearing kind of morning.
I guess Henry really did miss me when I went away on my business trip â€“ he wouldnâ€™t let me put him down this morning! Not that I minded â€“ I didnâ€™t want to put him down either. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes, amidst the craziness of daily life, I lose sight on how much I love everything about it and everyone involved. Itâ€™s hard to go away overnight, but damn â€“ itâ€™s good for the soul. I was actually excited to be woken up at 3:45 AM last night because it meant that I got to cuddle with H. That, my friends, is either pure craziness or crazy love.
Itâ€™s also a rainy morning. So dreary out.
This calls for oatmeal! Regular banana oats with pan-fried apples on top. Oh, and protein powder mixed in.
Craaaaaap, Itâ€™s Almost Thanksgiving
Can you believe itâ€™s almost Thanksgiving? Um, I cannot. And Iâ€™m a little freaked out because, for the first year ever, we are hosting the official meal. There will be six adults and one bebe, and Iâ€™m in charge of all the food except the turkey and appetizers. I am trying to remind myself that 1) six people is a rather small dinner party and 2) it doesnâ€™t have to be perfect because thatâ€™s not what the holiday is about. But I would like it to be nice â€“ itâ€™s Hâ€™s first Thanksgiving!
Iâ€™m going to keep it simple, but I would like to have a lot of the â€˜staplesâ€™ â€“ green bean casserole, potatoes, pies, and whatnot. Iâ€™m definitely making Shroomy Mashed Potatoes, Baked Apples, and Corn Casserole (<â€”this is a really great, totally simple dish). Then, thereâ€™s the added layer of the fact that most of the dishes need to be modified to be vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and/or diabetic-friendly to accommodate various family members. I donâ€™t mind the added work of making highly specific dishes, but man â€“ it sure will be a challenge.
Also, I need to hit up Goodwill and find some pretty serving dishes. We certainly do not have enough dishes to accommodate a six-person Thanksgiving. I donâ€™t even have enough big spoons!
How does one go about planning a T-Day menu? I guess I should try to make a lot of the food ahead of time, right? Heeeelp.