I spent a good part of my weekend doing Thanksgiving related stuff.
Holidays sure become expensive as your kids grow up.
I’ll have a total of six days of adult family/friends here – which adds up to quite a lot of groceries.
I’m very excited.
I’ve decided to make a gigantic homemade lasagna –
Possibly the largest lasagna in world history?
I can assemble it tonight, and just pop it in the oven on Wednesday.
I’ll serve it with Caesar Salad (homemade dressing) and my special-strange-bread.
(My strange bread involves dough formed into balls, tossed in olive oil, topped with herbs, and sprinkled with parmesan – then baked into a pull apart loaf.)
I’m going to make my first-ever lemon bundt cake for dessert that same night.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed the cake doesn’t become a Dessert Disaster.
I’m doubling most of my Thanksgiving recipes so there will be plenty of leftovers for dinner on Friday.
Saturday night will probably be chili or tacos … something easy.
I have a dream of having a big kitchen with tons of counter and storage space.
(Lots of fun kitchen gadgets to go in it, too!)
Instead, I have a small kitchen.
For the most part, it’s filled with a hodgepodge of hand-me-down kitchen tools.
Storing food, and cooking, for a large group of people is always a challenge.
Each year I try to add a few new kitchen items/gadgets which makes everything even more hodgepodge-y.
I often wonder if “everyone else” has perfect sets of matching everything in their kitchen cupboards and drawers?