It's begining to look a lot like…..

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…. Christmas.

There I said it.

Don’t be mad at me.  Seriously, watch the tv ads, the black friday ads, the Christmas movies on Hallmark & Lifetime, the countdown to 25 days of Christmas on ABC Family, Christmas Vacation has been playing on CMT since October.

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten Thanksgiving.  Nope, I was up at 5:15 this morning doing my homework, watching a cooking show, reading through my Turkey recipe, my stuffing recipe, getting a game plan in my head about how to get it all baked.  And then we put the turkey in to brining.

We aren’t going to my aunts this year so I volunteered to do the turkey since I’ve been wanting to make one for a while.  I mean, why not!  She’s a brinin away in the fridge outside!  Yes I have a fridge outside, it’s the pool fridge :).

So anyway we decided, or maybe it was me, I lose count, to make PW’s turkey from the Throwdown she did with Bobby Flay last year at Thanksgiving.  So this year I made sure to record that episode again so I could pick up some hints and tricks and tips.  I’ve never cooked a turkey before in my life.  She told Bobby Flay to brush up on all things Thanksgiving, so he had a professor come and quiz him.  Apparently Thanksgiving hasn’t always been the 4th Thursday of November, back during the depression they moved it up to the third week for about 10 years to try and help with Christmas sales.  I found it funny when Bobby Flay said something about this being the first commercialized holiday. haha 🙂

I heard one time it was called Black Friday because stores don’t red line (as in go in the negative) they have increased sales so they go into the black.  I wonder how true that really is….

Anyway I’ll quit babbling, come 3-4pm today, check with me to make sure I’m still awake and haven’t zonked out from hardly anyone being at work, and the fact that I’m NOT a morning person and I’ve been up since 5:15am.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

btw, I read a really cool blog post yesterday over on Stef’s blog, you should check it out!  Stef, you’re awesome!

0 thoughts on “It's begining to look a lot like…..

  1. I think that's the best part (maybe the only good part right now, haha) about us having Thanksgiving in early Oct – once Halloween is over, we can dive right into Christmas stuff…No Thanksgiving in between! I'm decorating this weekend! Can't wait!!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, sounds delicious!! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the shout out. 🙂

    I am thankful for Pioneer Woman “introducing” us. If I hadn't started reading her blog and bought her cookbook. I wouldn't have gone to see her when she was in town and then wouldn't have written my first blog post about that visit. If not for all of that, you wouldn't have found my recap post and we wouldn't have “met” and become friends. Thanks, PW!

    Good luck with your Thanksgiving dinner. I look forward to seeing your recap post.

    Off to start my preparations!

    Stef at

  3. What Stef did for that family is an incredible thing. It's inspirational – thanks for sharing.

    (PS – did you see where she got her turkey from? Hee hee!)

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