Tuesday, December 02, 2008


We went to Idaho for Thanksgiving, and it was SO fun! My mom decided we would have a Hawaiian theme, so we dawned bright floral prints and shell necklaces (thanks to Tzenni)

We even ate a pineapple for good measure. No luau, but James did try smoking a turkey, which was a hit!
Otherwise, the food was the traditional thanksgiving feast! I was in charge of potatoes and rolls so:

Mashed potatoes tip #1
Use your apple corer/peeler/slicer to peel potatoes. So much easier, and even fun enough to get plenty of little helpers to volunteer!

Mashed potatoes tip #2
Do you think we should add more butter?
The answer is always "YES!"

Rolls: Rhodes frozen roll dough is awesome! Brush with butter to fake out the picky eaters.
The Gals went to Walmart to develop the family picture, and played a fun game while we waited. We divided into teams and picked random things to fill the cart, then traded carts and had a race to see which team could put their items away the quickest. It was HARD, but fun! I guess we are a pretty competitive group of girls because we really pulled out all the stops to confuse each other, but luckily we were still friends at the end of the day.

My old roommate joined us for Thanksgiving! Hooray- I love Bates! This is she and Tzenni helping me scope out good light for the family pic.


JamesandXochi said...

To say we pulled out all the stops is a bit light. You see many of the items the "other team" gathered just happened to be the last item of that type---so much of our time ticked away reading each little number on the bar code to verify the location=) It was still pretty close, so... I guess the moral of the story is- All is fair in family games! Let's play again!!!

tzennibah said...

We could play in San Diego

Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you.

Harold B. Lee