With all the rain we've been getting, we were darned lucky to actually get out on the water this time. The lake levels are really high and most of the boat launches are closed because of it. Dad & Christine rented a pontoon boat for the afternoon and we boated, ate chicken and salad and watermelon and cookies and swam and laughed. Fun was had by all (except for Memphis, who did NOT get to go on the boat, nor get to eat any chicken).
Because of work schedules and other time constraints, it appears that we won't be celebrating Thanksgiving with the family this year. So since we were all together now, I though that maybe we could have Thanksgiving now.
Dad splurged on a frozen turkey, Mom made buttery/creamy/delectable mashed potatoes, I made the obligatory green bean casserole, dressing and turkey gravy, Christine brought a frozen berry pie and Joe brought the adult beverage. It was one of the most hassle-free, albeit a bit non-traditional, holiday dinners I've ever prepared. The fact that we had berry instead of pumpkin pie felt a bit strange, but not as strange as having a ripe watermelon sitting on the counter for "Second Dessert".
|...or another turkey leg for "dessert".|
Happy Independence Day!