I made a vegetable dish/casserole. I got this recipe from a friend on a Yahoo list, and it is delish. I'm sure it was even healthy before I added the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, cheese and fried onion thingies. There are vegetables in there, I swear! Broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I promise, they're in there! And it's sooooo good. Well, imagine it baked, with all that cheese on top melted. Yum!
Then we have the pièce de résistance, the pumpkin roll. I made two rolls to take over to dinner, but I think my kids must have snuck a couple of pieces onto a plate!
And of course, this:
The bottle on the left is a non-alcoholic carbonated strawberry thing, in case the kids wanted to get in on the fun. The bottle on the right, of course, was for
We headed over there around 11am, helped my MIL finish up the meal, and waited for
Anyway, we ate around 1pm, and then we sat around and groaned for a while. My father-in-law said he felt like he ate Cleveland, which struck me as quite funny. Maybe it was that fourth glass of Zin. About 2pm, I decided to make my escape, thanked everyone for a lovely time, and headed off to work, which is where I'm sitting right now. For double time-and-a-half? Hell yes, I'll work on Thanksgiving. My brother-in-law, his stepson, daughter, and my sister-in-law's son will all be heading over to my house with my family because my BIL discovered that we have the NFL channel (oooooooohhhhhh), so they are all going over there to watch the Colts game.
Danni wants to watch the ASU/USC game, so she'll probably be upstairs in my room doing that, and Shannon, Kylie and BIL's daughter will find something to do, I'm sure. I wish I was home with Danni for the football game, because I discovered that I will NOT be able to watch it here! (sob!) I thought the game was on ABC, and since we have a TV here at work, I thought I was good. But, then I found out it's on ESPN! The TV here has no cable! Dammit! So I'm relegated to listening to it on the RADIO, of all things. Sigh. At least I have leftovers if I ever get hungry again in my life. My MIL loaded me up with a Tupperware thing of ham, turkey, stuffing, my veggie casserole and mashed potatoes. I also have a piece of pumpkin pie with Cool Whip and a big piece of my pumpkin roll. I'll probably leave most of it here and eat it when I work again on Sunday, because right now I can't imagine wanting to eat again at any point this evening.
Oh, in case you're wondering, which I'm sure you're not, but I'm going to tell you anyway...we've always had Thanksgiving with my in-laws so we can have Christmas morning with my parents, who live here also. We'll go over to the in-laws on Christmas eve, but my parents get Christmas morning. It's just always been that way. Seems fair to me!
Ok, everyone now...GO DEVILS, GO DEVILS, GO DEVILS, GO DEVILS...
Added at 9pm: Ok, maybe I'm glad I didn't get to watch this game...it's even ugly on the radio. They're getting killed. :-(