Contrary to all my plans, my DH ended up cooking our Thanksgiving
dinner. He made some very nice, extra lean hamburgers, which he served
on his freshly baked homemade, whole wheat bread with Heinz ketchup. He
also made a delicious salad of Romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes and
avocados, capers and his homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It may not
sound like much, but it was all made with quality ingredients and
absolutely delicious :-).
On Wednesday we had gone out to get some supplies for the dinner that I
had planned. Unfortunately for me, I had a minor accident (car related,
but not a car crash), which resulted in a badly bruised arm. DH took me
to a nearby urgent care facility, where they took x-rays & thought I did
not break any bones. Never-the-less they splinted the arm & sent me to
an orthopedist for an expert reading of the x-rays. Happily we were
able to get in to see one that afternoon, but in a different city. The
doctor verified it was just a bruise, so I was able to remove the
splint; but the arm was too badly bruised for me to cook. We ended up
spending 4-5 hours at the two doctor offices and pharmacy. I'm just
glad that it wasn't worse than that.
I hope that you all had a safe & happy Thanksgiving day, regardless as
to whether you celebrated it as such, or not :-).
Take very gentle kind care of that bruise, Bev. So glad it was 'only' a
bruise but methinks some bruises are slower to heal than fractures. Did
they send you home with a list of do's and dont? Ice?, heat?
Yes, I'm on an anti-inflammatory, and I'm supposed to ice it through
today. The orthopedist suggested that I wear the splint for a few days
to protect it from being bumped, though I don't have to wear it all the
time, which is nice.
It is somewhat better, but I still have to take it easy. Poor DH is
stuck doing all of the cooking for a few days.
I do hope you're feeling better, Bev, and taking it easy. I prescribe
no cooking, ironing or vacuuming for the next 4 weeks.... sounds like
your DH will help you out with that one. (!)
Our turkey wasn't ready to collect until noon on Thursday, and that
would have meant eating after the baby was in bed. I made an executive
decision (I love those) to simply postpone Turkey Day until Friday...
which was good since we took the baby to hospital last night when his
fever/diarrhea/unwellness developed a body-wide rash to go with it.
Apparently he is fine, and simply experiencing his first viral
infection. He felt much better today, and ate an enormous amount of
turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots and even half of my
piece of pumpkin pie! Making up for lost time over the last 4 days no
-- Jo in Scotland
Poor baby! I'm so glad to hear that he is recovering so well :-). From
your vivid description, I can almost see him gobbling down all of that
food :-). I hope you did not get too tired out from the trip to the ER.
My DH already does all the vacuuming; I'm 100% certain that he will not
go near an iron :-). He's a good cook, as he has excellent judgment on
what herbs/spices match which foods. I don't know that he could keep me
away from the kitchen that long though :-). If nothing else, I'll be
ready to make another batch of soy yogurt tomorrow. It doesn't seem to
last very long around here :-).
Bev in TX
Poor Tristan! Glad he is on the mend.
Talk about a "different" T/giving! My family in NY always have the
traditional "turkey day", great food, sit-down dinners, grace, watch
the Macy's parade, and either football for the guys, or a great new
this year...at the DIL's family (my DS's in laws)...buffet...no
grace....and football alllllll daaaay looong.
Didn't know but a hand full of the 40 or so people, so DD & SIL & I
left early. DD had to work at 3AM so we had a
legit excuse, but it just didn't feel like Thanksgiving.
I guess I'll have to get DS to host it next year.