Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our Thanksgiving

Our original plan was to enjoy a peaceful Thanksgiving celebration in Idaho Falls.  However, Chris's brother was admitted to the hospital, and his parents had to take an emergency flight to Utah from Atlanta, so we decided to be sociable and stay with the family that only comes here every now and then.  That meant, however, that I was IN CHARGE of our Thanksgiving dinner.  I did not sleep at all on the Sunday before, because I was so worried about it.  I was not really worried about cooking it all--I have seen my parents do that on several occasions.  I was worried about fitting SEVEN people in my little condo.  But, Chris's mom came early in the morning and helped me cook, and everything turned out fantastically!  Of course, we had plenty of help.  A BIG thanks goes out to Chris's mom for her help, and to our wonderful neighbors across the street who let us use their oven when we found that our smoker died.  We were supposed to get a blizzard on Tuesday, but didn't.  However, Tuesday wound up being a GREAT day to go to the grocery stores!  Matt is recovering well, and we were able to celebrate a GREAT Thanksgiving together.  On Friday night, we went to see the *brand new* lights on temple square.  Chris's parents were so excited about that, because they have never seen the lights there before.  It was a splendid time had by all, and we are so glad that we were able to spend it with family!  The picture of Chris and his brothers is by the center mark in Salt Lake that marks where all streets are measured from.  Thanks to Matt, the geography major, we learned about it.  Cool.

Eating like Pilgrims

I have wanted to do this for a few years, and we finally decided to swallow the price and do it.  We went to Thanksgiving Point to their Eat Like a Pilgrim celebration.  It was fantastic!  We got to try some fabulous Pilgrim dishes, such as Corn Pudding, and some not-so-fabulous Pilgrim dishes, such as Stewed Pumpkin.  The only utensils that we had was a knife and a spoon.  What a riot!  Chris got to fire the Pilgrim musket, which was tons of fun.  We sang a pilgrim song before eating, and said a Pilgrim prayer on the food.  Chris got to try oyster (I passed), and pet animals.  I got to enjoy talking with my friends that I went to Montana with last summer.  They were helping out with the extravaganza.  If anyone gets a chance to go in the future, I totally recommend it!  Next time, I will take my camera so that I have pictures to show for it!