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25 November 2008 @ 08:38 pm
statement of purpose update:  it continues to elude me.

paper grading update:  50% done.  I now have a grading "metric".  This includes a base score of 40 points (out of 100) for turning the paper in.  I'm so glad it's the last one

thanksgiving update: 


  • Turkey (Neil bought a 20 pound turkey. Yep. It will be injected with approximately a pound of butter over the course of the day)
  • Traditional Stuffing (he does a traditional with the turkey bits, celery, onions & bread, and there's both "in turkey" and "in caserole" for those who are afraid of in turkey stuffing)
  • Vegetarian Mushroom Bread Pudding Stuffing (with mushrooms & walnuts)
  • Broccoli Casserole (also veggie - it's basically cheese & noodles & mushroom soup)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Honey carrots (Neil's recipe, they're steamed and then tossed in butter & honey)
  • Cranberry sauce (My recipe, there's a little dash of cinnamon)
  • bread rolls
for dessert:
  • homemade cinnamon icecream (Neil made from scratch, with real vanilla from the bean, mmmm)
  • ginger cookies
  • cinnamon & sugar pecans (Neil's making them right now - the house smells like warm sugary pecans)
  • cheesecake
  • pie
for drinking:
  • boujelias nouveau
  • various & assorted white wines from the wine rack
  • coke & cherry coke
  • coffee
I can't decide if I want to do munchies before the feast or not.  The problem is that Neil will have been cooking all day, D & I will have been cooking off an on between the cleaning, and it gets you hungry for things like lunch, even though you skip it because you know that dinner is going to be massive.  We'll see.
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Dutymechassninja on November 26th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
i am drooling. i wish i still lived in tx so i could raid your house on thursday
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on November 30th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
dude, it's all about the leftovers! but I hope you had a good turkey day darling and weren't too cold!!
Arielkikucutie on November 26th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
Sounds delicious! I was really starting to miss the idea of a Thanksgiving dinner, but thank god there are about 25 other JET ALTs in the area. We're all banning together and putting on a dinner! Stuffing with cranberry sauce, here I come.
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on November 30th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
AWWW - that actually sounds awesome - I'm sure you guys are going to have a great time!

EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: kate rocks (take 3)elizabuffy on November 26th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Dude! your t-giving dinner sounds awesometastic!! I wanna go to your house!

We're having cheesecake, too! I'm making it now...it's goat cheesecake and I'm excited to see how it turns out.

Munchies are a good thing. We're not having munchies and it's gonna feel so weird

my monkied brain: EB Rockskatekat1010 on November 30th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
You should have dropped by! And you made goat cheese cheesecake? I've heard that's FANTASTIC!

I actually ended up setting out a munch mix and some pickles (that no one actualy touched but me) so I assuaged my conscience and didn't have to work too hard.

Now, though, we have a whole fridge full of leftovers.

How was your turkey day darling??