- This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of my grandfather's passing. There are some days when the grief still overwhelms me, but I am thankful that he is no longer shackled by a weak and sickened body; his soul is now free.
- My second son is across the ocean in a foreign country. Last Thanksgiving, it was son #1, the Marine. Will I ever get used to being a military mom?
My Marine will, however, be home this year. And my (not-so-) baby boy is still here... he's only 10 - we've got a few more years with him. And my man... my husband... he is such a constant: faithful, steadfast, strong for me. For these things, I am extremely thankful.
On to the menu.
Last week, we failed miserably. But I did have a plan, as I will this week. We'll see how it goes. :)
Sunday~ Loaded baked potatoes, soup
Monday~ Tacos & burritos (ds#3's request)
Tuesday~ Pizza (from the freezer - also ds#3's request)
Wednesday~ LEFTOVERS... gotta clean out and make room for the Thanksgiving goodies!
Thursday~ Happy Thanksgiving! So much food it makes my stomach hurt just to think of it: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rice & gravy, sweet potato casserole (a lot like this), swiss beans, ambrosia, my Grandfather's cucumber salad (similar to this one). For dessert: pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple cherry pie. Maybe some brownies for the kiddos. Whew.
Friday~ Mom, sis & I have a Black Friday shopping tradition. My dad is making us Hot Browns after the shop.
Saturday~ Who knows.... some remake of leftovers or maybe just turkey sandwiches. :)