Last night, we celebrated Thanksgiving a little bit early. Together with Leslie and her crew, we feasted on a slightly untraditional "turkey day" meal... spaghetti and meatballs! Since turkey-- with all the fixins'-- is on the menu for Thursday, Les & I thought a low-stress meal like pasta was our best choice this go round. Besides, it's quick, it's easy, and it's a crowd-pleaser every time! A no-brainer, as my dad likes to say :)
While Leslie and I worked in the kitchen, the men enjoyed a little college football. Lolli-lu played contentedly in the family room, and little Bubby finished up his nap. The rest of the crew had tons of exhausting fun downstairs, playing dodge ball of all things-- the perfect indoor game! Fortunately, all were more than happy to take a much-needed break from their various and sundry activities to sink their teeth into a delicious spaghetti dinner. Needless to say, we all stuffed our tummies full. But, we refused to stop there. No, a cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory was thawing on the counter, and if you've never tried a slice, you just don't know what you're missing. It is an absolute must, worth every single calorie (and then some!)~
Oh, and by the way... happy birthday, Les! (39 & a half, right??)
We love you :)
Thanks for a wonderful evening (and thanks for the photo with Hubby, too)!