When we arrived, we unloaded the truck and went to dinner at Jeds. It was free appetizer night, so when in Wisconsin, do what the Wisconsinites do and order cheese curds.
After dinner we were all so full we lounged around the cabin with a roaring fire and watched August: Osage County.
|a 9 lb dog with a couch to herself with all her toys|
Our Thanksgiving meal was altered a bit from the norm. A couple weeks ago I got sucked in to the food network and mom handed me the reigns of putting together the menu.
Turkey, gravy, rolls, amazing cranberry sauce from Ina Garten (new this year), mashed potatoes, herb and apple stuffing from Ina Garten (also new this year), and sauteed shredded brussels sprouts, also from Ina Garten (new this year).
We all agreed that we missed having the signature green bean casserole this year, but I think we found our new go-to cranberry sauce. It was so good!
Friday was the laziest day. I woke up with a swollen throat so I spent the morning napping before going outside and having a fire with my mom. It's amazing what some fresh air can do for you. We built a fire and watched the ice form over the lake as the sun started to go down.
I couldn't believe that the lake was still open in November. However, when we left it was fully frozen over.
Saturday was dedicated to football. We drove around for a little bit and found a hunting lodge that we had recently heard about. It was actually quite lovely considering it's in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin. They have a clubhouse with a small bar with a lot of taxidermied animals and a couple old dogs that wander around.
They also host weddings in the back and my mom got a little too interested on that topic.
After checking out CoyLand Creek, we found our way back to Jeds to watch the Gophers take on the Badgers. I wore a Badger shirt but couldn't help but cheer for the Gophers. I'm so torn on what team I should belong to.
When we got back from watching the game, we lounged around and watched another movie called Bad Words which was quite funny. If you like Jason Bateman, check it out. Its on one of the many streaming services we all have these days.
Sunday morning we packed up and headed back home. I was able to get some food prep in which feels good to know that my lunches are ready for the week. The Vikings came out with another big W and over night we got our first real snow fall of the season.
First real snow fall on a Monday morning means that my 2.5 mile commute on the bus, took one hour and forty blissful minutes. Oh, and lets not forget about the epileptic woman on the bus who had a seizure but refused to get in to the ambulance that was coming for her, which then added more time to our already very long commute.
Mondays. Gotta love em. Or just sleep them away like I wish I had done this morning.