Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving / Anniversary

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. We stayed here in Ohio and celebrated with Brad's family. His Dad, Step-mom, Brother, Nephew, and nehew's girlfriend all came over to our house for the big feast.

Yes! I had Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year. It was my first time to cook the Thanksgiving turkey. I was so worried that I would mess it up....but I didn't! I did mess up the cake I tried to bake. I was going to make something sweet for my Lyanna Cole, a cake without eggs. I was supposed to use self-rising flour, I used all purpose. DUH! it looked like a round brick. I ended up throwing it out in the back yard and yelling Happy Thanksgiving birds!

We also trapped the opossum that has been stealing all the cats food at night. Brad bought a trap that trips and locks the possum inside. He took it to West Virginia and let it go. I hope it did't have any family over here...it might take it a while to get back over the Ohio river and all.... I was going to tell our guests that we had trapped it for Thanksgiving Dinner and see what their reaction would be. Hee hee.

On another note. I looked back over the blog and realized that I have been writing here for over one year now. WOW! how far i have come since then. I am definitely not an overly anxious, stressed out mom. I'm just stressed out mom now. And only that some of the time...one year ago I would never have been able to host Thanksgiving at my own home! .....

4 comments:

ian said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving, LeeAndra. And there's nothing quite as satisfying as taking a perceived failure like a badly-made cake and finding joy in it like giving it to the birds.

Just so long as the birds aren't looking down at it with raised eyebrows, thinking "WTF is up with that? I couldn't eat that; I wouldn't be able to fly!"

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ian

Diner Girl said...

Hey there -- happy Thanksgiving! And you know, we never talked about where you live, but I used to date a guy who lived in Ohio (Yorkville/Martins Ferry) near the Wheeling, WV border. Are you near there?

LeeAndra said...

Thanks you guys! I haven't seen any trace of the cake left so I think the birds were okay with it...and I am about an hour south of Wheeling.

Anonymous said...

Next time you may want to try this combo as a substitute for the egg: 3 TBLSP. water, 2 TBLSP. oil, and 2 tsp. baking powder, mixed together. That should work, though the cake needs to be frosted as soon as soon as it's cool enough or wrapped in plastic wrap if you're not frosting it right away, since it was the egg that keeps cake moist.

Using cake flour helps provide a better texture, too, and can be found in the baking section of many grocery stores.

My son has a deadly allergy to egg (and milk), so this is from the recipe that we use in our house.