Saturday, 24 November 2007

Not bad for an Australian

Most of America falls asleep after Thanksgiving dinner, in a tryptophan- induced postprandial stupor.

But Berry prefers to get her sleep in before Thanksgiving dinner – not sure if she's worn out by the preparations or gathering her strength for the feast, but she sleeps hard.

She was eating some banana pieces one minute and the next minute we found her head-on-arm, out like a light. She missed the turkey carving and half the Thanksgiving dinner, but when she finally woke up she discovered huge enthusiasm for turkey, cranberries and asparagus.

We decided to stay home this year since our nearest family was going to be 11+ hours of driving away. Berry hates being in the car and I'm not very fond of it myself when I'm pregnant, so we stayed here and I cooked my first single-handed Thanksgiving dinner ever.

Keep in mind we don't have this holiday back home... so I'm going to say this little effort was not too bad, for an Australian.


  1. Looks like you had every required dish to make in an official Thanksgiving dinner! Looks like it all turned out well too, congrats!

  2. NOT BAD?!? I'd say that you are now officially inducted into the Thanksgiving Hall of Fame. You have done what many a "red blooded" American Housewife works her hands bloody to achieve. Congrats :)

  3. Mmmmmm now I definitely wish we had Thanksgiving here...

    my kidlets always fall asleep just before roast dinners - I reckon it's the wafting aroma of warmth.. lol makes for great photos :D

    (also I don't understand how anyone with a toddler could have a table cloth that *clean* - HOW!)

  4. Looks so good! I can't believe that's your rookie offering. Glad Berry enjoyed it. My kids won't appreciate Thanksgiving until the menu includes pizza or hot dogs. HA!

  5. Looks like you did pretty well there! Can't wait for Christmas dinner now...

  6. i applaud you on your achievement! looks yummy! and aren't children the sweetest things when they fall asleep just anywhere mid-activity?! love it...

  7. i like turkeys. I don't let them get me down.