Friday, November 27, 2020

Alice's Restaurant


It was just going to be The Mister and I this year so I was down in the dumps on Thanksgiving morning until I saw this trending on Twitter. I hadn't thought about it in years. It really lifted my spirits and took me back to a time before I had pandemics to worry about and children to miss. I must have had Alexa play it for five hours straight while I cooked one of everything in the house.

That's no easy task in a kitchen that still looks like this. The Mister and I get all fired up about finishing the remodel from time to time and then we think about it for a while and change our minds. 

I have always started our Thanksgiving cook-a-thon with chocolate chip cookies for breakfast while we watch the parade. You can see that didn't turn out very well this year. That's what I get for being distracted making soup stock. I did get a batch to turn out later and then froze the rest of the dough.

This sad little collection is what I thought dinner was going to be last week but then I relented and did a last minute pick up of fresh things on Wednesday.

As usual my pick up order was a big surprise. I got the biggest ham I have ever cooked and two rotten sweet potatoes. Everything else was fine. I even got a chicken to roast for the kitties. 

After a family Zoom I climbed into bed with a piece of pumpkin pie and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It wasn't really a Thanksgiving to remember but it certainly was one I'll never forget. 


  1. I think we can all agree that it's one we'll never forget...and never repeat if I have my way.
    We ZOOM called the kids for 2 hours and ate chicken enchiladas. Messy to make but delicious to eat. :-)
    I'm impressed by that wonderful looking meal. My grocery pickup order had a 5 lb. bag of half rotten potatoes. Yuck! Boy, do they stink! Off to the garbage bin they went. I can't wait to shop for myself again.
    Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

  2. Thankfully, I’ve had good luck with the quality of fresh food in my grocery orders. Thanksgiving wasn’t anything special this year, but I feel blessed to have a roof over my head and a stocked pantry.

  3. Sounds like a pretty good day, My Dad loves well done cookies...stay safe out there!

  4. It certainly was different Thanksgiving. I had a socially distant potluck with friends, so that was nice. We have a family Zoom planned for Saturday.

  5. My husband would have claimed all of those cookies - overdone chocolate chip cookies are his absolute favorite!
    We celebrated just the two of us - My granddaughter is awaiting the results of her Covid test so her family is isolating.
    Alice's Restaurant is the best! OH and I still talk about certain people who should be on the Group W bench!!

  6. At least there was pie! Everything is better with pie!

  7. I'm glad you gave it your all--looks like a good time, considering!