Thanksgiving week was relaxing and full of activities. It seemed strange as I hardly sat down it felt like the whole week, yet without teaching school for 2 days, it just refreshed me. We worked hard to get most of our work done for Week #13 before Thanksgiving and we actually did it. We did not do our Roman feast as of yet, but are planning on a simple one this weekend.
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We had some desks I was trying to sell upstairs!
Monday and Tuesday we also had basketball games, which kept us running on top of school and preparing for Thanksgiving!
I sat on the floor reading, giving spelling quizzes, doing writing, language arts while thinking of all the things we had to do to get ready for Thanksgiving.
Tuesday was the craziest day every!
My pies baking in the oven. I made 5 pies, but had to bake some nice pie pumpkins that my friend had grown this past year. I mixed it with some canned pumpkin. I was out of some of the ingredients and ended up making due with what I had. I have to say, it was one of the best pies I have had in awhile (which was probably a year ago!)
2 Peach and 3 pumpkin….all baked!
Stuffing cubes -ready for toasting. I diced all the celery as well and had that ready.
Just a few of the books we read today!
Dinner in the crock pot, so we had dinner after the basketball game.
After school was done and before basketball, we went over to my friends house to have some tea and cookies. I made some shortbread, but I was in such a hurry, it was very dry. It was good dipped in tea though!
Her oldest and youngest!
The only way to get through a busy day! Taking a few moments, or hours out of the day to refresh and visit with a friend.
5/6th graders watching the game with T. in the middle.
Wednesday morning, we had a few things to do before we could leave. We had to go to the doctor to get another x-ray of P.’s broken finger. I tried to take a picture, but it just looked bad as it is his middle finger. F. peeled almost 5 gallons of potatoes and placed in cold water for Thanksgiving.
We listened to Oliver Twist from Focus on the Family RT on the way up, and were all enthralled in the story. I will post a more complete review later! After a nice spaghetti dinner at my sister’s house, we all settled in for the night. The stuffing was prepped, the turkeys were thawed, the pies were baked and we were all set. Mom and I got up, I stuffed the turkeys and stuck them in the oven. One of the turkey’s we did in a bag and it cooked in 3 hours, which meant I waited to put that one in until later.
A different sort of harvest…..in MT, hunting season is a very big deal, but we did not have a lot of time because of basketball. We decided to try before the season ended and P. got a nice small doe. We joked that we were just pretending about the turkeys, we were really going authentic and having fresh venison this year.
We made a ton of food! We had 33 people there this year, and we had plenty of food, and just the right amount for everyone to take some leftovers home.
Carving the turkey
Enjoying the food
Going through the line
So, that concluded our week!!! It was busy and relaxing at the same time!