I’m stuffed and tired.
I spent the afternoon cooking a Christmas dinner for three that probably would have served eight to ten people easily. Naturally that means we have tons of leftovers!
I made mashed potatoes; mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; steamed asparagus with a little butter and lemon; sweet peas; stuffing with pine nuts; cranberry jelly; sweet and dill pickles, turkey gravy and of course the main entree – a 16 lb turkey. Yummy! We also had plum pudding with rum sauce for dessert. I also had a pumpkin pie on hand, but none of us had any of that.
My sister arrived around 4 pm and we ate at about 6. I had started preparing the turkey just after noon and it was in the oven by a little after one.
I did the majority of cooking, but Chris helped out by washing our good china, crystal and silverware before we used it. We hadn’t used it for a while and it was kind of dusty! Then he helped out by clearing most of the table and doing the majority of the dishes afterwords.
There’s a lot of food and turkey left over. We only ate a bit of one side of the turkey and I haven’t carved the rest of the meat off of it yet either. In fact we were all so stuffed and tired after dinner that I just put the turkey in the enclosed back porch (it’s cool out there and it’s -2 Celsius out right now) so it’s almost as if it’s in the fridge. Sometime later this evening I’ll work on getting the meat off the bone and pack it away properly.
Since we’ve had our puppy ( a month and a day, she’s 16 weeks old today) we haven’t had any guests over. We’ve had people to the door, but no visitors. So my sister was the first guest to spend some time with Midnight in our home.
My sisters voice is similar to mine and I have a feeling that we must smell similar as most of the pets I’ve had in the past have taken to her right away. Just as I expected Midnight loved my sister and she really liked our baby too. My sister used to have two dogs and she’s raised puppies before so she was very comfortable giving commands to the puppy and the puppy paid attention to what she said for the most part.
Overall it was a great day for all of us. Midnight is very tired. In fact she’s finally just settled down on the floor by the couch and she’s fast asleep. I’ll put her in her crate soon. Her eye has been good for the last few days but now that she’s so tired her eye looks a bit swollen again. I hope it’s just because she’s overtired and not yet another problem.
I hope everyone had a great day too and that you’re all stuffed with great food too!