First I wanna say Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrated yesterday. Yes, I’m late but I was far too busy cooking yesterday to blog so here I am. Before I jump right into yesterday’s feast, I wanna mention the movie I went to see. Wednesday night I took my little sister (age.14) to see “This Christmas” staring Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal, Lauren London, Lupe Ontiveros, Jessica Stroup, Mekhi Phifer, Regina King and David Banner. *whew* (You damn right I looked it up). This was really a very cute movie. Kinda had a Madea feel to it. It’s something I would have expected Tyler Perry to direct. Aside from a few unnecessary corny moments I actually liked the movie. Not a tear jerker at all but it has its funny moments that make the movie really cute.
Okay, now on to Thanksgiving. It was wonderbob!! Yes, wonderbob. I spent most of my day cleaning my house up. Kimoni seems to really think every room in the house is his personal playpen. So we turned on the music and got to cleaning. I should clean under my sofa more often, I found a fifty dollar bill. 😀
Once the cleaning was over, we hit the grocery store to get last minute meal ideas. I decided I was going to make the macaroni & cheese and a peach cobbler pie. I had no idea how easy peach cobbler was to make. I was done prepping everything in like 15 minutes. Baked it for 15 and it was good to go. The only thing I didn’t do was make it all pretty and fancy. I was far too exhausted to cut the dough into strips and stuff. Next time I won’t wait til 5:00pm to start cooking when dinner is set for 5:30pm :lol:. That was so my bad.
The Mac&Cheese took no time at all. When I saw that the recipe I was using for it asked for Velveeta cheese, I simply bought two boxes of Velveeta Shells & Cheese, cooked it as normal, then baked it for 15 minutes with shredded cheddar cheese. It tasted sooooooooo good!! That was an easy one. I really love this idea of me learning how to cook again. I want to go tot he book store and buy a cook book but I’m scared to go near any shopping centers today. I’ll let the loonies have their day of shopping without getting beat up by me. :lol:.
While we were enjoying dinner, my mom started telling my sister Halle about childhood holidays. As she was talking, I smelled my Great Grandmother Mamat. I could smell her like she was standing right next to me. I touched my mom as she was talking and said “I smell Mamat”. I always smell my great grandmother and my grandfather. On his birthday earlier this year I was sitting a my desk at work and I said out loud “Happy Birthday Paw Paw”. As soon as I said it I smelled his Old Spice right in front of me. Like he had just hugged me or kissed me on the cheek. It was so alarming I jumped up and ran to the bathroom and cried. I called my mom and we cried together. Yesterday it was the same thing. I smelled Mamat. When I told my mom, she inhaled and smelled her too. She went “OOOOOO!!!”a nd burst into tears. I always tell her when I smell Mamat or Paw Paw and I think this was the first time she could smell her too. She stayed with us for our entire meal. It felt good knowing she was truly with us for Thanksgiving.
The food was delicious, I enjoyed being with my family. All in all, this was the best Thanksgiving we’ve had in a long time. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday as well!! :hug: