Ugh!!! I am so stuffed!!! But really, we had a nice quiet dinner with no company, no house full of people this year. In fact, we ate out at IHOP on Thanksgiving and only cooked our turkey dinner tonight!!
I couldn’t see spending all day at work stressing over what I could not get done within the short work week and then coming home, taking care of our little Roo and Pooh bear (two cocker spaniels – for those of you who are not familiar with the family yet), and then trying to cook a big dinner, get pies made, etc., just to get frustrated and tired out. So, I did the pies on Thursday for Friday dinner. It worked out great!! I had a 20 lb turkey to cook for two of us, so I froze a lot of leftovers.
I tried something new this year. I made the stuffing from whole wheat bread, instead of white bread; I made my pie crust from whole wheat flour (a little tougher to roll out) and made sugar free pumpkin pie. The entire meal turned out to be very tasty. We did not do the traditional sweet potato pie or scalloped corn, since we are trying to watch our diets a little more closely these days, but we did not feel we missed out on a thing. The pie was great!!!