Saturday, November 29, 2008

Note to Self

My favorite breakfast of the year. It doesn't get any better than this. And, pardon me, but while the day is still fresh in mind, I need to have a little conversation with myself.

Dear Lori,

Next year, please remember the following.

1. Nobody likes stuffing except for you. Cut your recipe down to one fourth the original, because, girl, you DO NOT need that many carbs. And go ahead and put nuts in it; you may as well have it the way you want it.

2. Work on your gravy techniques. It was rather, well, lumpy this year.

3. That crockpot mashed potato recipe was phenomonal. But don't put it in the crockpot. It was awesome right after you mashed it, not so great after sitting in the crockpot all day.

4. Don't forget that people get hungry and want snackies. Even though you are totally not hungry, for some weird reason, they are. They want crackers, cheese, and summer sausage. Get the cheese sliced the night before, because you seriously don't want to do it the day of. Please get yourself one of these before next year.

5. Keep a secret stash of Diet Coke. You need it right about in the middle of the day.

6. Get those darn pie crusts done before Thursday. Annika knows how to roll them out now. Use her.

7. I'm speakin' the truth in love here. Your rolls were terrible. Get a new recipe. And then practice making them. I'm just sayin'.

8. Don't forget, it's not just about the food, so don't try to go all Martha with it. It doesn't matter that you didn't finish making the placemats. Think of it this way--you have a headstart on next year. (I'm not really sure where your head was on that one.) The day is about so many other, more important things. Don't lose sight of that.

9. Remember to sit down and enjoy your family, even if you hate their movie choices. They love you and want you to participate. They don't want a martyr in the kitchen. On the upside, your attitude was much better this year. Good job!

Lots of Love,

Okay, conversation over. Talk to you right after Christmas!

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