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.

8 comments:

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!