Over the weekend the guys hung Christmas lights. Normally I am in no hurry for Christmas lights till well into Advent, but last year the snow came early and never let up enough to get that job done. The weather was still mild over the weekend so up they went.
I have never hosted Thanksgiving, but a couple of weeks ago it ended up that I got elected. Thanksgiving dinner was always on my 'one day I hope to do..' list so I am excited about it.
We'll try a brined turkey (actually 2, one to carve ahead of time and have ready to serve and one to present at the table for effect) and traditional chestnut stuffing, pecan topped sweet potatoes, my mom's good rolls and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy (found a youtube video on how to make perfect gravy!), corn salad and probably plain old green beans with bacon.