Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In preparation mode

Want to hear the craziest thing we've done recently??

I knew you did...

Chris and I decided to host Thanksgiving this year.

Yes. You heard right. THANKSGIVING! We are in full swing getting ready for Thursday. Last night we did all the parts I enjoy (i.e. all the baking). We made cookies, apple pie, muffins, brownies, and a few other non-baking, dinner related things.

While I was trying to juggle all the tasks related to cooking multiple things at once, which I don't often have to do, a timer went off. I panicked. I called Chris into the kitchen to pull some cookies out of the oven and I think he got a little more than he bargained for. You see, Chris has been on cleaning duty the last couple days. He's been vacuuming the whole house, dusting, and de-cluttering between football and college basketball games.

I asked him to do a couple tasks which he felt a little uncomfortable handling, so I put him on cookie duty. We were making snickerdoodles, so that consisted of picking up dough, rolling it into little balls, and rolling those balls in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

His first response was, "Okay, I need to hydrate before I take this on."

Then he got to work.

I think he did a pretty good job!

Which left me free to get the apple pie and other things done before bedtime.

We're slowly but surely getting ready. Bring it on, Thanksgiving.


Paul said...

Did he wash his hands first? Your guests may want to know... :)

Stina said...

wow...brave woman!

Maggie said...

everything looks fantastic! how many people are you having over? i'm sure it will be delicious :) good luck and happy thanksgiving!

Patty said...

I'm missing you two already! Have a wonderful day with your family. You are doing a great job and I know everything will be delicious!

jennie said...

nice work! you guys seem like a well oiled machine

Isabel said...

yum, it all looks delicious! isn't it wonderful having a man who doesn't mind cooking? happy thanksgiving to you both!

LA-jan said...

You are a pro! Can't have the holidays without Swansons chicken broth!

Dorothy said...

You were so prepared!