I have 3 or 4 days until the entire family ... my little bitty family .. arrives . We are celebrating Thanksgiving and a Birthday.
I keep thinking I have everything under control then I am out at the market and realize I have no list.
I think I got everything.
When I get home, I find out I got a lot of things but not the right things .. but I did get a brownie mix.
I remembered to get the makings for the cornbread stuffing I will make.
We don't eat turkey but we like all the trimmings.
We will be quite full , I think, on devilled eggs, cornbread stuffing, potatoes ( not sure what form yet ) , fresh broccoli with garlic, noodles with peanut sauce, a salad with Everything in it , and then there are the other cooks who will make things that I am not even aware of .
Dessert is cooling on the counter now - double chocolate brownies.
I will probably make Ribollita again because it is just so darned easy to make and so delicious.
It has everything you need, veggies and broth and spaghetti .. zoop at its best.
With some nice fresh Italian bread for grilled cheese sandwiches, After Thanksgiving dinner will be fine too.
I want it all ready now- so when everyone arrives, we can celebrate the birthday of a beautiful young man and all be together when he blows out ALL of those candles ...
I still remember when he was born. I met him when he was 2 days old I think .. that baby would fit in one of his hands now ..
I am lucky, I am sad but I have to remember how lucky I am too.