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happy refrigerator day

today we are finally getting a fridge! at least that's the plan. i've learned not to rely on plans. but i'm hoping, praying, crossing both fingers and toes that there will be a refrigerator in the kitchen when i get home.

thanksgiving is a little more than two weeks away and i am SO excited. i actually really like cooking. i've discovered that the part i really hate is the cleaning. i've avoided cooking yummy meals because of all the dishes that are messed up in the process. the cool thing about shacking up with someone is that you can guilt trip them into cleaning. "honey, how's dinner? good? so glad you like it. you know, i worked really hard on it all day and i'm so tired now...would you mind taking care of the dishes? you're the sweetest. speaking of sweet, here's dessert!" see what i did there? the most important part is making sure you're securely in another room when he decides to get started on the cleaning. if you cook like me he will immediately regret agreeing to clean.

anyway, looking around the kitchen this morning i noticed something important: i don't have the kitchen wares to make a thanksgiving dinner. no casserole dishes. no large pots. no turkey baseter. how the hell am i going to pull this off without spending a fortune?

i can't wait to register. then i can make all of you lovely people buy the things i need to pull off a successful thanksgiving spread. until then...i need to do some major improvising.

Preliminary Menu:
Spinach cheese rolls
Green Bean Casserole
Macaroni and Cheese
Sweet Potatoes in some form i haven't decided on
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing from scratch
Rolls not from scratch
Turkey bum bum buuuuuum
Caramel Nugget Cake

i also plan on making a yummy breakfast because i love eating good food while watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. So that means:

Spinach Quiche
Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

who is cooking all of this? what kind of crazy person am i?

this week i start my search for recipes and casserole dishes. just thinking about it is so much more fun than work, which is what i'm supposed to be doing right now.


  1. I need the recipe for these spinach cheese rolls you speak of...


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