The week before Thanksgiving break is the longest week ever. You might think finals week is the longest week ever, and that’s fine, but I contend that it is this one. Thanksgiving break is the harbinger of the end of the semester–everything’s downhill once you get back.
It’s the getting to break that’s hard. I, for one, had a presentation last week, another presentation this week, a test, and also a quiz on Friday. Not to mention a 2-hour PDA lecture on Friday starting at 8AM. Oh, cruel world!
Luckily, the presentation went well! At least that’s over. And it’s Thursday, which means in a little over 24 hours, it will not only be the weekend–but also Thanksgiving break!
I’m realizing now that we’re well-past the halfway point of November. I don’t think I can handle it being December yet. I’m not even halfway done with my NaNoWriMo. I’m in biiig trouble!
Shssh. I’m just going to listen to Christmas music. It’ll be okay.
I own this album and, yes, it’s amazing.
I know, I’m way too late for this post. It’s already Friday. BLACK Friday. But Happy Thanksgiving anyway!! I hope you all had a wonderful time!
We had a normal menu this year, although I convinced my mom to increase the sweet potato casserole by 50%. I must say that I hate the term “casserole” because it sounds like something nasty. These sweet potatoes are DELICIOUS. You all have probably had something similar–it’s sweet potato goop topped with brown sugar and pecans. Some varieties include marshmallows. It’s almost too sinfully dessert-like to include on a dinner plate.
This year, I piled my first plate with so much food that I couldn’t fit corn or cranberry sauce (we use the gelatin kind because it is delicious). It was tragic.
I also jumped on board making a second dessert because mom’s pumpkin cheesecake pie turned out dodgy. I wanted to do another pumpkin thing because we had extra pumpkin anyway, and I actually had an intense pumpkin bar recipe from Ashley that got mysteriously left on the desk in my Indianapolis apartment. Drat. Some Internet searching discovered several recipes that reported a cake-like result. I finally settled on Paula Deen’s pumpkin bar recipe.
I kid you not, there is NO BUTTER IN IT. Well, there is some in the icing mix, but I didn’t make the icing. Why make icing when it’s on sale for $1.49 at Kroger? Yeah, right.
They turned out exactly like in the picture, and they tasted great! They were still very cake-like, though a little more dense, and perhaps manageable to eat with your hands. But forks are much more clean.
Breakfast tomorrow? Probably.
(That’s the picture from the Food Network site, by the way. I don’t want to have another storm confusion moment.)
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with friends and family!