Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away. I am polishing silver and cleaning up the guest rooms in anticipation of friends and family arriving. This week, I have started to prepare some side dishes and pies to freeze for the Thanksgiving feast. We usually have guests from Wednesday to Saturday so I prepare more than turkey.
My favorite Pilgrim from last year!!!
I am also finishing up my planning for our Christmas parties, menus and the family Christmas card. The Christmas Eve Open House invite is designed and at the printers. Do we still print cards?
My classes are knee deep in homework, exams, projects and a general fatigue from the students that the semester is not over. At this point, students are ready for the holidays and a break in the fall semester. They are as excited for home cooked meals and Christmas as little children. You cannot imagine how much they long for home cooking.
Lastly, holiday baking has begun. This week I am freezing two different types of cookie dough and banana bread. So needless to say, this menu reflects the busy week:
This Week's Menu:
Mini Chicken Pot Pie
Baked Spinach Gruyere
French bread with Honey Butter
Sweet Potato Fries
Out with family
Mustard Roast Beef
Sauteed Green Beans
Cheesy Bean Dip and Chips