Thursday, November 28, 2013

Louisville: It’s a Thanks-xmas Kind of Day

Mr. Rogue and I with our Little Cricket in tow arrived bright and early Thanksgiving day. Although we were planning on spending the day home it was full with things to do. First off my brother and his wife got that good looking turkey in the oven. My brother shoved a TON of butter under that skin, I forgot to ask him why, Mr. Rogue assumes that all that fat means that he didn’t have to baste the bird like we usually do. Since my brother is a chef and his wife is a damn fine cook I didn’t question them and that turkey it came out divine! This was the first Thanksgiving in a long time where I wasn’t cooking the meal. It was nice to just sit back and enjoy my family time. We didn’t eat breakfast but we did bring out a few snacks… and the wine of course! The baked brie was oh so amazingly delicious, I am so sad brie and I don’t play well together. I love love love brie but brie so does not love me. Thank goodness I was saved by the Bourbon chocolate pecans I got from the Bourbon tour we did a few days ago.



While the turkey was going in people were working on setting up the tree. My grandfather passed away a few years ago and my brother ended up with his tree. Brought back so many memories to have it set up again, my mom and dad along with my little nephew hung up all the ornaments. Because Mr. Rogue and my family are so far apart we switch holidays. This year we spend Thanksgiving with my family and Christmas with his and then next year we switch. So today we were celebrating thanksgiving and Christmas. So far it has been working out well.



Once everything was started for dinner and the tree was set up we sat down to open up the Christmas presents. It was super cute to watch the boys open up their gifts. My nephew helped quite a bit since my Little Cricket was a little too young to try opening gifts on his own.




My nephew was super excited over some Lego men he had asked for. Basically they are sets you can build guys out of and then you can combine multiple sets and build whatever you want. I was amazed at how fast he was able to follow the directions and get that guy built. He is so super smart! And then with his new guy built my parents tried to help him assemble some of the other guys. But first they had to find all the parts. There were HUNDREDS of tiny little pieces. I really don’t think they knew what they were getting into. After hours they managed to build a few guys.



Mrs. Lambchop used the William Sonoma Cookbook for the sides and my mom popped in the kitchen to help out with the gravy. Oh and I learned that a wooden spoon over a boiling pot DOES in fact stop it from boiling over… fascinating. We were all starving and everything tasted amazing. YUM.








Jennifer Arens said...

What a day!

paul peggy zeus said...

That was one amazing day full of holiday spirit. Packed with great food. Loved playing with Jake and his guys! Loved holding cricket and spending time with my kids.

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