Friday, December 3, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

So Thanksgiving was pretty uneventful other than having to take one of our cats, Nigel, to the emergency vet at 10:30am Thanksgiving Day. He was out in the yard walking in circles, eyes darting back and forth super fast, and acting like he was having a seizure. Adam hopped in the car and took him straight to the emergency vet. We were expecting the worst, but thankfully it was just a major ear infection! I guess I knew that ear issues could affect your balance, but geez he scared us! So after $550, Nigel is at home resting in our laundry room, and we're on day 9 of 14 days of giving him meds. Hopefully he'll be back to normal soon! :)

Other than that, Thanksgiving was lazy lazy. :) We went to Adam's parents about an hour and half late (because of the vet), then headed to my parent's house after that. :) I made my normal stuff, Grandma's potato salad recipe and then maple glazed carrots for mom. haha Those 2 items are becoming yearly requests. Oh yeah, and I made a super simple chocolate pie that I took to Adam's parent's house! I got the recipe from Kraft Kitchens. It seriously took like 10 minutes to throw together. Here it is below if anyone wants it! It turned out sooo good! (Side Note: We used regular cool whip topping, because I couldn't find the chocolate kind, then again I got the ingredients the night before Thanksgiving so that could be I couldnt find it. But it turned out Yummy still!) ;)

Heavenly Chocolate Layer Pie

What You Need:
2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
1 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1 tub (6 oz.) COOL WHIP DIPS Chocolate, thawed, divided

Make It
BEAT pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.)
SPREAD 1 cup pudding onto bottom of crust. Whisk half the COOL WHIP DIPS into remaining pudding. Spread over pudding layer in crust; top with remaining COOL WHIP DIPS.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm.

We did not have time to refrigerate it for 3 hours, so I stuck it in our freezer for about an hour, then in Adam's mom's fridge for another hour while we ate. It turned out just fine. :)

If anyone wants the potato salad and carrots recipes, just let me know. They are both super simple and YUMMY! :) My family has been eating that same potato salad recipe for at least 27 years (i.e., my whole life) :) and I'm sure even longer than that!

So, enough about food. Let's move onto Black Friday. So let me just preface this post by letting everyone know that I LOVE Black Friday. I drag my poor mother around every year fighting crowds, crazy drivers, etc.; and it's usually not for anything specific. I just like going out then. :) But this year, I stayed home with my sick little child, Nigel. But don't think I didn't shop. As soon as I got him home from the vet, I went straight to Victoria's to get my free Tote bag. It came the other day, and I LOVE IT! :) They are usually sold out in the stores by the time we make it there, so I think everything worked out this year that I was able to get one online instead. Plus, it was nice hanging out at home, while it rained like crazy, and being able to just shop online!

So, that was our Thanksgiving. I didn't do any decorating, but I can't wait to start on Christmas stuff. I'll be posting some of that this weekend!! :)

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