Interstellar Adventures

November 14, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 8:44 am

Nick and I have decided not to go to Kansas City for Thanksgiving. He just started his new job, I just got back from San Fran, and then I might be going to see my dad (there’s that thing I haven’t told my mom yet). This means that I get to host Thanksgiving at my house. It might have been cheaper to go to KC. And the best part? There’s a potential for 25 people to show up at my little casa. Anyone have a house expander?

Update: I’ve already made out a list and assigned foods and responsibilities to everyone.

Thanksgiving: 2 pm Thursday November 24, 2005


Turkey & Stuffing (me)
Honey baked ham (uncle)
Sweet Potatoes (grandma)
Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows (grandma)
Mashed Potatoes (me)
Rice (‘lil sis)
Green bean casserole (me)
Broccoli Rice casserole (sis)
Cranberry jelly (‘lil sis)
Cranberry sauce (me)
Sweet & Sour salad (grandma)
Marinated Olives (Central Market)
Rolls (sis)
Pies (mom)
Drinks (bro)

Disposable plates (me)
Disposable silverware (me)
Table cloths (me)
Napkins (me)
Decorations (mom & kids)

Now…who wants to come help me clean house? Oh. And the list is down to 19. Forgot the Ex has the kids, and one of my aunt’s dads has had a third-time recurrence of his prostate cancer, so they’ll be spending the holiday with him.



  1. Darn, well that’s a disappointment I’m sure, but there will be time for other trips. Now, the 25 people at T-giving…you may need a vacation after that. Maybe the weather will cooperate and people can spill outside.

    Comment by Carnealian — November 14, 2005 @ 9:51 am |Reply

  2. Staying in town, eh… what time is dinner served…? LOL

    Comment by FTS — November 14, 2005 @ 10:13 am |Reply

  3. Make it a theme party . . . like a bondage theme or a vegitarian theme or something. That should cut down on the guests.

    And what didn’t you tell your mother? I think I might have missed something or forgotten or something like that.

    Comment by Coyote Mike — November 14, 2005 @ 10:25 am |Reply

  4. We are heading to my mom’s for Thanksgiving, as we do most years. I have only hosted Thanksgiving once in my life…. it came out great, but was the biggest pain in my rear! I’m happy to go somewhere else for Thanksgiving…lol 25 people? WOW! Good luck!!!

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 — November 14, 2005 @ 10:31 am |Reply

  5. How come it falls on you? Have everyone bring a dish and that way you only have to cook one thing.
    If I were possibly going to have 25 people at my house, I’d be stressed too.
    Maybe something else can be worked out.

    Comment by UziCue — November 14, 2005 @ 11:17 am |Reply

  6. Perhaps you could send your story into Extreme Home Makeover? 😉

    Sounds like fun. I think you should audioblog the preparations.

    Comment by Bone — November 14, 2005 @ 11:18 am |Reply

  7. Twenty-five people?? We don’t even own 25 plates! Save the KC trip for afterwards, you might need a getaway!

    Good luck with the talk with your mom.

    Comment by abbynormal — November 14, 2005 @ 1:57 pm |Reply

  8. I’ll fly over once I know what time dinner is.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — November 14, 2005 @ 2:03 pm |Reply

  9. I’m with Uzi on this one…you do the bird and have people bring the rest. I tried doing it all myself ONE time and one time only. Gave me a whole new respect for my mother 🙂

    Comment by poopie — November 14, 2005 @ 3:12 pm |Reply

  10. That is going to be fun. It is great to host a successful party–what a nice feeling to fill your home with loved ones.

    Comment by Running2Ks — November 14, 2005 @ 3:32 pm |Reply

  11. i’ve done lots of thanksgiving and christmas dinners, and when it’s that amount of people, you have to ask for help. if you do the bird, stuffing and gravy, everyone else should be able to pitch in with whatever else you need. hope the weather is warm where you live, you can always eat outside.

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — November 14, 2005 @ 3:57 pm |Reply

  12. Good luck with that. Sounds like a lot of people!

    Comment by mommy d — November 14, 2005 @ 4:03 pm |Reply

  13. A BONDAGE theme at Thanksgiving? what was Coyote Mike thinking? ROFL!! well uh, that is a good way to cut down on the guests, I guess. I think i’ll try that the next time my inlaws want to come. :X

    I’d be there in a heartbeat if I didn’t have to help with the dishes!

    I’ve cooked many Thanksgiving dinners from start to finish and I had to, because everyone lived too far away to do potluck. I think I can do it with my eyes closed now. If you need help, just holler!

    Comment by Laura — November 14, 2005 @ 6:46 pm |Reply

  14. I can help you with the cleaning! Hehehe… just kidding! 😉
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    BTW, Michelle sent me.

    Comment by Ally — November 14, 2005 @ 7:10 pm |Reply

  15. The menu looks about right.
    My daughters would never let me cook Thanksgiving dinner without Green Bean Casserole. Isn’t that strange? Only difference at our house is I cook everything and my wife takes care of the house. I don’t know what’s tougher.
    I have a wonderful recipe for Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes if you’re looking to get adventurous. (they make great potato pancakes the next day, too)
    I’ll save my “happy turkey day” for next week.

    be well,


    Comment by michaelm — November 14, 2005 @ 8:06 pm |Reply

  16. To answer Laura, I simply cannot think of Lass without thinking of bondage . . .

    Comment by Coyote Mike — November 14, 2005 @ 9:13 pm |Reply

  17. Somehow don’t think I’ll be able to make it to yours this Thanksgiving.

    But save me a metaphorical potato

    Comment by culfy — November 15, 2005 @ 6:58 am |Reply

  18. 19? Pffft. How many people are over your house on an average weekend? 10? 15?


    Comment by Bone — November 15, 2005 @ 8:32 am |Reply

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