I don't have a lot of time to blog today, but I wanted to post a few things. Shawn and I were able to get quite a bit done yesterday, but I still have some things to do today before going to get my parents at the airport. For some bizarre reason, I bought a graham cracker pie crust yesterday instead of a "regular" one, so I'll need to go back to the store to get a crust for the chocolate pecan pie I plan on making sometime today. And I guess I'll have to make a cheesecake sometime soon! Oh darn. :) There are still a couple things that I'd like to get at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (still using leftover wedding gift cards!) for the kitchen. I realized I'm short a saucepan for the meal I'm planning on making Thursday, and I don't own a meat thermometer. I have a little bit of cleaning left to do, but other than that, the apartment is ready for Mom and Dad! Oh...and we're planning on finally going to get our license plates today. Nothing like waiting until a busy day to do that. :)
But on to the things I wanted to post. First of all, the official Thanksgiving cooking has begun! Shawn and I aren't big cranberry fans, but my dad wanted cranberry sauce. He would've been content with pre-made stuff, but my friend Abby sent me a recipe for it. Since the cranberry sauce can be made up to a week ahead of time, I made it last night! It was super easy, and although I haven't tried it yet, it looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!We also put the finishing touches on our 2nd bedroom last night. I made up the "bed" (futon), we put an extra floor lamp in, and Shawn hung a few pictures on the wall. It is still a bit of a storage area, but now it's just a bookshelf (crammed with all our books...not counting the ones in boxes in storage) and another shelf with all of Shawn's outdoor gear (organized in plastic crates).
So that you can fully understand what we've accomplished, here are some before and after shots. This is what the bedroom looked like the day we moved in:And this is what the bedroom looks like this morning: