Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving in Pictures

Can we just take a moment to reflect on how GREAT Thanksgiving is??? I spent a fantastic day with first my immediate family, then the whole extended fam came over for a dinner cooked mostly by my mama and sous-chef-assisted by me. (Need any vegetables chopped? I'm your girl!)

Sister2 is in Thailand so couldn't make it...but we skyped her on Wednesday (which was Thursday for her -- the Thanksgiving of the future!), and I used her name tag on the table to keep her there in spirit.

Want to know what's on that plate? Counterclockwise: A Poppy Seed Dinner Roll, garlic mashed potatoes, pear and walnut salad, turkey (dark meet!), orange cranberry sauce with bourbon vanilla, roasted veggies, green beans with carmelized onions, and mushroom bacon stuffing. I have no regrets!

Here's how it looked from my side of the Thanksgiving table:

Grammy Jean is the Gravy-Master.
Dad contemplates the 24-lb turkey.
Roasted Butternut Squash, Purple Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts.
Mushroom Bacon Stuffing.
Green Beans with Carmelized Onions.
Pumpkin Pie, well duh.

And finally, my dessert plate: Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake, and Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting. Like I said, no regrets! (Excellent work per usual Sister1!)

Oh and post-dinner entertainment featured Liam dancing on the table in his crabby jammies.  

I hope you and your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving too. And you know what the best part is? The morning after Thanksgiving is never sad because a) leftovers; and b) now it's Christmas season!!!!!