Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sarah vs. Marie



Before you may sit here thinking I am making some huge Martha Stewart meal from scratch (maybe you didn't think that at all) I will tell you that some of our meal is 100% sustainable form our land or scratch and some, not so much…

I have a good friend, that sad to say, I take advantage of every few years, like when I am pregnant with exhaustion or well, just because. She and I go back quite a ways. Although, I will say I met her friend Marie Calendar a few years back and really enjoy her being around more! But this year I called on Sarah for help in a few areas… She is always so faithful to me and it surprises me as I am not faithful to her… One year, sadly Marie and Sarah had a huge argument of competition at my home! Shame on those selfish girls!


We just killed (did I really say it…) 2 of the Clevenger brothers this morning… We did not wake the children because one would have cried for sure! The 2 Bourbon Red turkeys are from us, as well as a few small broiler chickens. I made homemade cranberry sauce from scratch with fresh oranges… Fresh and real mashed potatoes homemade here but I purchased the gravy… Rolls, butter, corn, a relish tray, my sister in law is bringing the whipped cream and hot mulled cider, as well as a jello fluffy salad thingy. Sweet potatoes from a can but with homemade sweet crunchy topping. I wanted to make my mother's homemade stuffing but this year I will do the stuffing about ½ from scratch… I am batting about 50% homemade or sustainable with no electricity and bulging pregnancy varicose veins and I am thankful for what all I could do homemade J. The most important thing is enjoying my family today and I will say, it was kind of nice having some help from Sarah and a few others this year J


Thank you all for your love and encouragement here. I am thankful for wonderful online friends like you. I read each and every comment and I wish I could visit you more. I pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and you enjoy your blessings! Jesus loves you so much…

7 comments:

Abbi said...

I found your post humorous. I have never bought a pie (we do homemade) but this year I am feeling rather tired and could have almost bought one (and I am not even preganant!!). But I sleepily got a few pies in the oven which is where they are right now.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. I have enjoyed reading your blog the last month or so.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I did most everything from "scratch" this year, and am I ever paying for it tonight. I am exhausted, and just want to crawl in bed. Thankfully, we will be eatin' off the leftovers for the rest of the weekend, so there's very little for me to do.
Let's talk...

Heartathome said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I have to say that this year nearly everything (except the gravy) was homemade-from scratch. But I have to admit that in years past, things have not always been that way-and certainly not when my littlest girls were babies. And I'd also have to admit that as I stood there this morning trying to roll out my fourth pie crust, I thought to myself, "Why? Why didn't I just buy these stupid pies at Walmart?" :-) and I am definitely not pregnant or trying to cook my meal on a propane stove that I'm not used to yet.
I do hope that you all enjoyed your day and your meal (including the Clevenger Brothers) and that you cut yourself some slack - you're toting an incredible load (no pun intended) right now and who cares if Sarah made your pie!
Many blessings,
Michelle

homeskoolmommy said...

Sounds like a delicious Thanksgiving! Fresh turkeys...YUM! We had a Sarah Lee Deep Dish Apple Pie that was so tasty! Sarah Lee is a very special person in our family :)

Sarahs Home said...

Hello, thank you for your comments. No we dont have Amish living over in the UK. Shame really as I think I would have moved in next door to them. There is an award waiting over at my blog for you.

Sarah x

SK and Family said...

LOL--Cute post!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving day!
:)Kat

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