Since I was up nearly three hours before the parade I decided to get a head start on some of the kitchen prep while my co-chef was off playing football. Breakfast supplies seemed so normal and boring so I put together some pumpkin bread to kick off the morning. Next up before the parade I blended together the herb butter that was going to need to smother the turkey. Kai and I had spent the last couple of weeks collaborating on a menu that we would enjoy cooking and exploring.
|The Chefs of 2013|
Prior to getting started cooking we enjoyed watching the Macy's Day Parade and the kids played with Auntie. It was a great day and the meal with tasty and oh so many leftovers were around. Dinner was an hour later than we had planned and we began plating the meal around 5pm. Less than 20 minutes later, with no nap from the little miss, Mae asked to go to bed. It was so sweet and so I cuddled her up and toted her off to bed.
does around the table. :)
After we got Ace into bed and said goodnight to the grandparents we sat around chatting for a while before 9pm rolled around and Loving Husband headed off to bed at 9pm... and Auntie headed downstairs to take a power nap before we began our late night shopping! Thus leaving, somehow, Kai and myself who had spent nearly seven hours in the kitchen cooking the meal to then clean it up. Halfway thru clean up we acknowledged this injustice and declared that in 2014 the siblings would be cooking the meal and we would wrangle the kids and then post their bedtime we'd leave the siblings to clean the meal up and he and I would go out (as we find sleeping at 9pm laughable, sorry fam.) ;-)