Wow! What an epic weekend. Saturday was pretty relaxing day with some errands and football watching. Notre Dame certainly didn’t show up ready to play, but they still eeked out a win, so I’ll take it. It was a nice way to decompress after a long week.
Sunday, however, is when it really got exciting. The day started out with a long run for me with Jennie accompanying me on the bike. She was a trouper despite the cold and wind. It was actually pretty nice weather, mid-40’s, for a long run. But, for Jennie on the bike, it is hard to warm up when you are only moving at 7-8 min/mile pace. Nevertheless, she was by my side for all 15 miles. I felt great the entire way and was actually at the point where I could have turned right and gone 18 or left and gone 15. I figured that Jennie would run me down with the bike if I turned right so I headed home for 15.
Once we got home, it was time to get ready for our big Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. A little back story first. We have never had Thanksgiving Dinner at our house. Now, some people may enjoy not having to worry about the big meal, but it has been kind of a bummer for us. However, after reading Colleen’s post the other day, I was standing in D&W (our local grocery store) and thought, “What the heck? Why can’t we just have our own pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner?” So, I texted Jennie and she was all in. I picked up the necessities, namely the turkey. I found a small 7lb turkey that was perfect for the two of us. We put together a menu of turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, stuffing, cranberry sauce (for Jennie only – blah!), crescent rolls, and applesauce.
I think pictures tell the story the best, so enjoy!
Carving a turkey for the first time. Thanks to Youtube for tips on how to do it.