Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Who by the way is doing great.
I've been at the hospital about 4-5 hours a day for the last week, trading off with my sis. I'm sure glad we have been there because there have been several issues with nurses not communicating and not really keeping up their charts with my mom. Wrong drugs were almost given and the CPM (leg bending machine) not being put on properly and forgotten to be taken off and put on. I have had to really be her advocate and worry when I'm not there. The hospital stay was 5 days with impeccable care. She was moved upstairs to a rehab/skilled nursing and it's not so great. Tolerable, but so so great. I have had to just call them out on some things without being to bitchy....they are taking care of my mother, you know.
We normally don't have Thanksgiving because we live in a matchbox. So the warmer holidays and birthdays are ours because we can be either inside or out.
So this Turkey Day thing is kind of a big thing. Actually for the past several years Hubby has been brinning the bird and rotisseries it on the bar-b -q. Then we usually take it to whom evers house accompanied by a side dish or so.
This year basically the brunt of the bird is on us and that's going to be a whole new ball game. Sis is bringing the yams and pumpkin pie (from costco) yum. A homemade pie would be better but it's not in the cards this year.
I think I've only made mashed potatoes one other time and I can't even remember if I liked them. Probably not, if they weren't memorable. You have to have a certain knack for those potatoes. I do make more complicated things but simple things like potatoes sometimes need that special touch that I don't think I have.
If you have any secret or not secret mashed or whipped potato recipes please share.