the secret lives of prothros.

November 17, 2009

eat your heart out martha stewart

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 11:50 pm

Do you remember on Friends how they always celebrated Thanksgiving together? Well I always loved that idea. Gathered around a feast with some of your favorite people. Not that I would give up a meal with my family for it. But “in addition to”?

I could do that.

So last Thursday I cooked a Thanksgiving meal and had some friends over. I decided to get over the fact that I’d have to start small. In truth, Martha Stewart would likely scoff at my basic dinnerware, StoveTop stuffing, and lack of homemade centerpiece. But who cares? Room for improvement next year.

To be honest, I was really happy with how everything turned out. I had two hours and fifteen minutes from the time I left my haircut appointment to the time guests would arrive. In that time, me and my wonderful husband managed to: 1.set a nice table  2. cook cornish game hens, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and a pumpkin pie 3. clean all the prep dishes in the kitchen 4. start a fire in the fireplace and attempt to put on “Thanksgiving music” (what is that?–we decided on Norah Jones) 5. change clothes and 6. have a glass of wine

What more could you ask for?

Anyways, it was a delightful meal followed by dessert and coffee with all of the awesome Thursday night tv on NBC. And some catchphrase.

My favorite part of dinner was the cornish game hens, there was one per couple, so everyone was able to carve their own bird which was fun. And funny.





  1. Nice presentation!!! Hope there’s some catchphrase in our near future! I’ve never played that w/Luke and Meg.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 18, 2009 @ 12:28 am

  2. I love the Prothros. Such warm fuzzies in recreating one of our favorite Friends episodes. Although next year, there should be a spontaneous group football game in a park.

    Comment by Lane — November 18, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

    • Yes, we should definitely plan on a spontaneous game of football!

      Comment by prothro — November 18, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

  3. Love your table – and I am also very impressed by the cornish game hens 🙂

    Comment by Jessica — November 18, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

  4. you are so precious…what a delightful get together. I’ve never had cornish hens (and if I have, I dont remember). I love that everyone has their own personal hen…definately using this meal plan for my next get together!

    Comment by l.tizzle. — November 18, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

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