How OHC Does Thanksgiving 2009

Sleep in a little bit because you kicked butt in the exercise department the day before.  Come downstairs and be greeted by this from your husband.

Turkey Day, Woot!Take care of your kid and then get started on the last of the prep work.  Put together the brine and get the turkey breast in there as quickly as possible so it can get happy happy.

Make stuffing and realize that once that’s done, you’re in pretty good shape when dinner time rolls around.

Realize that you’re starving and finally take a break for some breakfast.

Coffee, granola and yogurt Have a basic yogurt mess with a huge red delicious and granola.  Cheer for the fact you are drinking coffee with actual creamer in it.  Holiday treat!  Hooray for the holidays!

While you’re eating, your husband gets up and sleepily walks into the kitchen causing you to melt at his bedhead.  Sleepy boys are sexah!

Watch some Food TV and wonder why they aren’t showing Thanksgiving shows.  Discuss this with your husband who suggests that maybe Food TV thinks that by this point, it’s probably too late to talk T-day.  Explain that it is never too late to talk T-day tips.

Continue to watch and chat for a little bit longer and talk about lunch options.

Smoothie and salad Smoothie, salad, and then rejoice at some vegan nuggets you were finally able to score at Whole Foods.

Smoothie contained:

  • 1C Carrot juice
  • 1C Unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1C Water
  • Kale
  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen peaches

After lunch, do another kitchen clean-up and then take your dog out for a walk.  When you get back home, after a brief chat with the huz start getting dinner together.  Pull the turkey outta the brine and get it in the roasting pan and rubbed down with some herbs and seasonings.  Let it hang out for a bit to take some of the chill off.

Thanksgiving table Set the table for dinner later.

China plate Pull out your Grandmother’s china because it’s a special occasion.

red wine Open up a bottle of red and pour a splash for you and your husband while you putter around the kitchen fixing dinner.

Red wine Use your new fancy merlot glasses you got from the Foodbuzz Festival and took great pains to make sure they got back home in one piece.


Put the stuffing in the oven and realize that while Ray-Ray is annoying, the concept of stuffin’ muffins is sound and utilize that concept with your own recipe.

MeTry not to laugh too hard at your husband who is acting so goofy.  Be secretly happy that you’re the only one who gets to see this side of him.

Rocky Feed your kid first so that you and your husband can have a nice romantic dinner without distractions.  Make sure your kid is waiting patiently by his food towel.

Rocky's Thanksgiving DinnerYour kid is allergic to turkey so he gets chicken instead.  He prefers his stuffing to be extra crunchy and he also doesn’t care if his food touches, so please just go ahead and mix the veggies up together.  Thanks for your cooperation.

MeStand like a giant over your stove with your spastic ponytail and finish up the gravy so you can serve dinner.

White Wine Open up the fancy wine to go with dinner.

Thanksgiving dinner Dinner is finally ready so set the table and take some pictures.

Turkey Take an upclose shot of the turkey breast just because.  Be pleased with the picture.

Scott Call your husband to the kitchen by asking him if he wants to handle some breasts.  Laugh at him when you realize that he apparently makes the same kind of noises no matter what kind of breast it is.

Start to take a closer look at some of your dinner.

Stuffing Stuffing goodness.

Greenbeans Homemade green bean casserole that involves nothing from a can.

DinnerHave a bit of everything:

  • Stuffing
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Turkey

Dinner table

Before putting gravy on some things, sit back and enjoy the view for a minute.  Be thankful for the fact that you are able to create such a meal, have a roof over your head, and have a hawt beast of a husband.  Laugh at your hubs again when you realize that he’s contemplating his best plan of attack for dinner.

Scott's dinner plateHand the camera over when your husband says that he wants to take a picture of his plate.

Sit and chat with your hunny for a nice long time over dinner, then start kitchen clean-up.  When you get to the muffin pan, curse the stuffin’ muffin concept and vow not to do that anymore.

Once the kitchen is fully cleaned up, plop down on the couch.  Have your husband bring you a small glass of wine and snuggle with him while watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Realize you won’t be up very long and crash out completely content with your bellah full of yummy food.

8 thoughts on “How OHC Does Thanksgiving 2009

  1. Heather says:

    mmmm that looks good. Nice table too. And I’m drooling over your stove!!!

    Those casseroles look intriguing. ;) And mmm stuffing. ;)

  2. Lovely day! THanksgiving OHC style is perfect. But, there is only ONE thing missing?!?! Girl, where in the heck is the dessert?!?!! Not having pie on this day is a tragedy…please tell me there was pie! :)

    Glad you enjoyed a spectacular Thanksgivng hun! :)

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