When the pumpkin pie turns out to be sweet potato pie

I don’t know about you, but I always have a perfect Thanksgiving Day locked in my head.  With lots of homemade foods and crafts.  Where the table looks like a picture out of Better Homes and Garden magazine.  Everyone is dressed in their finest clothing.  Table manners abound.

Yes all in my head.  And while I try to make Thanksgiving Day a special day for my family, I have come to the point where I know it is not worth stressing about!  My house never got clean.  In fact my dinning room needed about an hour more of good attention and floor scrubbing.  My kitchen was cleaned-for about 3 minutes between cooking.  Let’s not even talk about the kids bedrooms, the sunroom.  The living room was just cleaned yesterday and was cleaned again today.  And I am hoping there was toilet paper in the bathrooms cause I never checked.

My menu was planned.  I had shopped three times.  Seems I bought a 26 pound turkey.  It was on sale and I had a 20% off coupon.  There is just something about cooking on this day.  It’s more for the people that gather with us! And not so much for a perfect house.
It was our first Thanksgiving with our new foster daughter.  She could not wait to eat in our dinning room.  It was a first for our newest granddaughter and her mommy. My son joined along with them. My granddaughter Haddie and her mommy and aunt came. Our Vicar from church and his family came.

And while I knew what I had to do to get it done, I got sidetracked with some other things, and wasn’t feeling to great Wednesday.  So I knew the pumpkin pie wasn’t going to get made.  So I was going to cheat and buy one.  And pass it off to my kids as if mommy made one. (They would know I had not-but it was always fun to try).

Wednesday night I ran to the grocery store.  I got all the groceries from the car in the cold windy weather (that had come in as I was in the store!)  Thinking I had got everything I needed I started unpacking.  It was shortly after it was pointed out that I had gotten a sweet potato pie, and not pumpkin.  I could not believe it!  I got the pecan pie.  Cool Whip. But no pumpkin pie.

Robby, needing pumpkin pie was going to make one.  But I didn’t have every thing.  So Thanksgiving day he made pumpkin cheese cakes. We adapted and adjusted! Besides the mayo being bad for our deviled eggs and my gravy flop we had a great day!!

We did not buy anything Black Friday. I ended my Thanksgiving with a horrible migraine and Friday recovered from it. So in the afternoon I took the kids to see the Box Trolls movie and we adventured to Target just to see.

Tomorrow we will start decorating for Christmas and getting ready for Advent!! IMG_4335.JPG










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