Two weeks ago I asked my husband if he would like to have any of the soldiers over for Thanksgiving. Since his soldiers would not be back yet and he did not bring it up again, I considered the subject dropped.
This is the first Thanksgiving I have ever cooked, and I have an infant to juggle, too, so I figured it was for the best.
Three days ago, he announced that "no more than 20" soldiers would be joining us for Thanksgiving. Um, excuse me?
Fortunately, the NCOs tempered his enthusiastic offer to have all of Rear D and ADVON over and limited it in their announcement to just the single soldiers who did not have elsewhere to go. The official headcount for guests is now just four. Whew.
The Turkey is defrosted, the garlic mashed potato casserole is prepped, I made the nut mix last night, and I am now prepping the sweet potato casserole, the spinach and artichoke dip, and the stuffing. There will also be green beens, carrots, biscuits, gravy, and (store bought--I'm not that crazy) pies.
I am thankful my husband is home.
I am thankful the rest of the unit is coming home soon.
I will be really thankful when the meal is served.
Wish me luck.