Friday, November 23, 2012

Gobble, Gobble


Such a pleasant Thanksgiving 

We had our own family feast this year, then met the rest of the family at Grandma’s & Uncle Mikes for pie (new tradition).  For our formal table setting, this is as elegant as it gets when you’re busy preparing the meal.  Do you like the Cornucopia and floral candle holder I made last week?



Paul outdid himself.  Marinated the bird overnight in a salt brine, then smoked it in the Traeger.  Let’s just say-  Best.  Turkey.  Ever.  So tender and flavorful.  We ran into some kinks since the Turkey got done early (an hour in a half before we were planning on eating, hmmm), so we had to figure out some tricks to keep it warm without drying out.



The girls playing Slap Jack with their brothers.  It was great having Nick home from college!  Sophie in blue, Sage in pink



Then off to Grandma’s and Uncle Mikes for pie


Chillen at Grandma’s



A fun clan


with my cute niece, Ber


Our Thanksgiving menu…

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes w/ Martha Stewarts Giblet Gravy
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Fruit Salad w/ Pecans
  • Asparagus
  • Corn
  • Homemade Rolls
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Sweet Pickles
  • Black Olives
  • Crackers and Cheese Ball
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Chocolate Layered Pie

Everyone pitched in to help and we had plenty of left overs.  So, what are some of your favorite Turkey Day dishes? 

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

likeschocolate said...

So happy you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We definitely have so much to be thankful for living here in the United States. Wishing you a happy holiday season.