We had Thanksgiving at Perfectly's Dad's Sunday. It was very nice. Stressful at moments, but overall, very nice. Dad tends to get.....well.....TENSE when there are lots of people around to impress. I took 3 bottles of wine to help alleviate the tension (except Perfectly's dad really doesn't drink), and lo and behold the In-Laws brought another 3 bottles! Oh.....who all was there? It was quite a party!!
Me, Mr. P, Son #1 and his new girlfriend, son #2 and Girlfriend, Heather, Maddie, my brother, my in-laws, Teenie and HER son#2. Did I forget anyone? Nope....it was all the 'family'.
As mentioned before, we have quite a small family---and to me it's so nice to be able to include in-laws, and BFF's in the mix.........
My goal was to arrive at 9:30 am to start the "Jessie Rolls". My great aunt Jessie made the very best yeast rolls we've ever eaten. I, of course, never KNEW that maybe I'd NEED her secret info someday. You KNOW....she was going to make Jessie Rolls FOREVER. But, my impatient self never paid Aunt Jessie much attention when she MADE the rolls.......so now trying to re-create them is nearly impossible. They weren't so good. A little heavy and overcooked.
But anyway, I didn't get there til 10 am....and Heather, who was my trusty helper didn't get there til maybe 10:15 am. We whipped up the beginnings of the yeast dough.....and Perfectly's dad had his 'list' to make sure the timing of everything was just right. IT'S A THANKSGIVING MEAL PEOPLE! Of COURSE it isn't going to come out all on time....just right. It's a Holiday RULE........unless you are Martha Stewart or something.
So, what were the highlights? Hmmmm.......there are so MANY.
Rolls were not that fabulous.
Mother-in-law drank probably 3 glasses of wine BEFORE dinner....and had nothing else to eat in the day.
Stuffing was far to peppery (Perfectly's dad's fault)
Ham was okay, but not fabulous. We bought a different brand. Lesson Learned.
It was pointed out to the entire table that I was the ONLY one who voted for OBAMA. (how do they know? huh? for real...)
Father in law was griping about 'where are all the CHANGES he promised'? WTF? HE ISN'T EVEN IN OFFICE YET.....DUHHHHH......AND HE'S BEEN ELECTED FOR ALL OF WHAT.....3 WEEKS?
Son #1's girlfriend ended up having a stomach virus and throwing up in Mr. P's car on the way home (poor kid...I feel bad for her...and son #1.....)
Father-in-law pulled his gun out at the dinner table....to show it off. We had quite the discussion of the guns they own and how both he and she have conceal and carry permits. Hey Teenie and her son #2...WELCOME TO THE FAM! See the guns?
Mother in law was flushed and drowsy at dinner. Go figure. Let's hope SHE wasn't packing.
GOOD TIMES!!!! I bet you ALL want to come to the next event! I'll get with you with times and dates. See you THEN!!