Friday, November 23, 2007

All things considered my first Thanksgiving meal went pretty well for the most part. Nobody complained after it was established by my unilateral decree that ham was replacing the traditional turkey dinner. Although the cranberry/apple stuffing and the mashed potatoes were a bit on the dry side the honey baked ham was succulent...and...delicious.... the corn was just right, and the cranberry sauce which was provided by a friend was excellent. We never got around to eating any pumpkin pie because we stuffed ourself with blueberry, chocolate, and pumpkin pie while watching USC maul Arizona State at a friends house. All in all, the day went pretty well, better than I expected. I don't know if I want to make this a new tradition, that is, me cooking dinner for everyone, but for this year I am grateful that I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my sons and some friends... and...who says a 49 year old bachelor can't pull off doing something that is traditionally excluded to the female species.

3 comments:

julieunplugged said...

Good for you!!! I'm so impressed. You have a good sense of just how big a job it is too. I was realizing the other day how much all of us take the t-giving prep for granted until it's on our own shoulders.

The photo is lovely.

I'm popping in because I wanted a little SC - Bruin smack talk and instead am reduced to praising you on this auspicious day.

Bilbo said...

Thanks Julie,

I'll wait until USC crushes UCLA by at least three touchdowns, later today, to do my smacking...Actually, I am not even going to watch the game live, if at all, today. A special "lady friend" and I are going to spend all day helping each other decorate our houses for Christmas. I know this news doesn't bode well for my status as a Trojan fanatic but even a Neanderthal like myself is apparently no match for the charm and beauty of an enchantress. I this confession probably sounds sad and pathetic but it is just the nature of the beast...by the way, thanks for the heads up on the movie Enchantment. I'm taking my lady friend to see it soon....

Bilbo said...

Thanks Julie,

I'll wait until USC crushes UCLA by at least three touchdowns, later today, to do my smacking...Actually, I am not even going to watch the game live, if at all, today. A special "lady friend" and I are going to spend all day helping each other decorate our houses for Christmas. I know this news doesn't bode well for my status as a Trojan fanatic but even a Neanderthal like myself is apparently no match for the charm and beauty of an enchantress. I this confession probably sounds sad and pathetic but it is just the nature of the beast...by the way, thanks for the heads up on the movie Enchantment. I'm taking my lady friend to see it soon....