Turkey time is almost here. Which means a much needed holiday break for us. The past week was affectionately known as ‘hell week’ due to no less than three fundraising obligations scheduled the same week as a high-stakes speech competition on Saturday. As an added bonus, my husband stayed late so many hours at practice that he was barely home and came down with a cold. After putting in a 15 hour day Saturday, I’m a mighty proud but very tired coach. Our team’s had 1 or 2 greater individual successes but we had our best team results, yet. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season, but my more immediate anticipation is in having a short week with a blissfully duty free weekend.
Now I can finalize Thanksgiving plans. For the large afternoon gathering my husband’s family requested desserts. This wouldn’t be strange if it hadn’t been at least ten years since I’ve made any for a holiday. The problem, be it a yummy one, is that grandma and all of the aunts make so many main dishes and sides so well, that there are few unclaimed dishes left to bring. If I had my choice I’d make a baked vegetable side, my loaded twice-baked cauliflower or brussel sprout gruyere mac and cheese. I believe they aren’t sure what signature dish I’d like to make and figure everyone likes desserts, so that’s what I got assigned. Honestly, my in-laws and extended family are the loveliest group of people who would generously give me the shirts off their backs, so I shouldn’t complain. It’s just that I’ve been a part of the family for 15 years, when will they learn that I don’t bake?
I’m tempted to bring this turkey cake from Baskin Robbins and call it a holiday! What I’m sure I’ll do instead is bring an assortment of pies and cookies; some I already have from fundraiser purchases, the rest I’ll be heading out into the fray to scrounge up on Wednesday. I did coax my holiday hosting sister into letting me bring whatever I wish to her evening gathering. A big batch of roasted veggies it is! With a little bit of chopping and only one dish to make, it should be a leisurely Thanksgiving morning.
My day will be filled with family, food, football, and fun. I hope yours will be too. Cheers to a happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Recent wax melts:
Autumn Soda-Sweet Wagon scents
Candied Pecans-Yankee Candle
Celtic Moonspice- Candles from the Keeping Room
Crackling Fire-The Scented Squirrel
Fall Fireside-Pour Girl’s wax
Sandalwood/Very Vanilla- Fifty Scents mix
Spiced Pumpkin Pudding-The Bathing Garden
A little sneak peek of some of my favorite melts/vendors this season.
Join me Friday for the Fall Fun finale and top ten wax melt countdown:)