November was a wonderful month. Mom and I were planning our Thanksgiving plans and putting together our Thanksgiving menu. This was my first thanksgiving to cook the entire dinner not just one entree. The day came and went without even the smallest problem. I wish we had a video camera to have captured the wonderful memories in the kitchen before dinner. We looked like a well practiced orchestra, two words that remind me of that moment is Amazing and Everlasting! It made me realized how much I love to cook! I cooked a 26 pound turkey. It was Roasted Turkey with White Truffle Butter. I was worried at first because we didn't have a back up plan for the turkey. Once John took the turkey out of the oven I knew that I could breathe a sigh of relief because the bird looked and smelled amazing!
Thanksgiving 2009 was one of the best I have ever had. It was made even more special because my European Brother Armin made the trip and we were able to share our American traditions with him. I am a very blessed and happy woman.
-- Back to Basics --
This was my first holiday with the band and although I was very nervous because I didn't know how or what I was going to be able to eat. Once dinner time was here I had a little of everything on my plate and tasted everything but made sure not to over eat. The only thing that I didn't eat was dessert, which was okay with me.