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Playing hostess!

Posted by Lissa on November 25, 2009

Mike came in last night from Charlotte, and C from New York City, and LilBro 1 from New Hampshire, so I got to play hostess!  In my head, we all sat down to dinner at seven, so I planned accordingly.  Of course, that’s not remotely what happened.  C showed up around 8:15, Mike arrived around 9:30 and LilBro 1 came ten minutes after.  What, y’all don’t sit down to dinner at ten o’clock at night?

I had carrots and grape tomatoes with Light Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch Dressing and Light Caesar dressing for dipping as well as chips and fresh pico de gallo.  Then for dinner I served stuffed chicken breasts wrapped in proscuitto with steamed broccolini and steamed jasmine rice with lemon zest and fresh basil.  (If you were curious, puff pastry works as a substitute for the chicken and proscuitto — easy vegetarian option!)

No one was hungry enough for pie last night, so LilBro 1 and I had pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream for breakfast.  And no, THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH PIE FOR BREAKFAST!

Got to shunt LilBro 1 off to his international flight — happy Early Thanksgiving, y’all, and have a good day!

P.S. I really do like having guests.  I’m not nearly as fond of the “getting ready for guests” chores.  But it’s nice having the laundry done, and the toilet scrubbed, and the counters cleaned, and the recycling taken out, and the fridge stocked, and the spare bed made with clean sheets, and the litter box cleaned, and . . .


5 Responses to “Playing hostess!”

  1. George said

    1. I love your blog! (I’m new to the blogs)
    b.(the Barney Fife list…) PIE is good, anytime!

  2. maddmedic said

    Pie for breakfast or Apple crisp with ice cream…just ask my 15 yo son!!

  3. Jay G. said

    Happy Thanksgiving Lissa!

  4. Breda said

    Pumpkin pie is a fine breakfast. Enjoy your day, Lissa.

  5. secretlivesofscientists said

    My favorite parts of Thanksgivings at home:

    1) we NEVER get to the table before 7:30 because everyone must debate whether or not X dish was better last year or the year before and why that was.

    2) waking up in the morning and going to the kitchen in my pajamas to eat leftover stuffing and pie!

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