Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving in Pictures

Happy (belated)Thanksgiving to all my blog friends.  FH and I have been busy for the last several days with prep work.  My parents came up for the holiday and we cooked a feast.  Everything with the exception of the pumpkin pie was home-made.  [FH was given the pie by the Red Cross for donating blood Tuesday night.  One less thing I needed to bake and it wasn't bad.  My pies are better though.]

Everything went smoothly except for the weather.  It was so cold after three hours of smoking the bird FH had to bring it inside so it would finish properly.  However it only delayed getting to the table by thirty minutes.

Hickory smoked turkey, before carving.

Set table, complete with shaped napkins.

Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, bread dressing, blue cranberries, and plain cranberries.

Pumpkin pie, stir-fried broccoli, turkey, green beans with almonds, cherry-pecan cake, grape tomatoes, clemintine oranges, the sulphide-free wines, and chocolate.

Plate lacking bread dressing, since I forgot it.  Also the home-made dinner rolls.

Tea with cream and sugar.

Blackberry cobbler with ice cream.

Late night snack that FH whipped together for us.
A cure for leftovers: turkey salad with dried cranberries, pecans, celery, sweet onion, egg, and mayonnaise on home-made honey-oat bread.

Same sandwich bt with home-grown cabbage and carrot sprouts.
Not bad for the first big dinner that involved parts of the family.

Afterward I was able to get a bit of stitching in.
Crochet-top towel for my stash of gifts.

Ornament for the Guild exchange next month.
I'm off to go sleep off the leftovers.  Night all!


Kathi said...

Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. :D We had a feast too!
Thanks for sharing your turkey salad recipe. Looks really yummy!
I love your kitty Christmas ornament.
SO cute!
Hope you have a nice weekend!

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a lovely time and quite a feast. xxx

Sans! said...

That's a huge feast :). You must be an awesome chef! :)

Caseymini said...

That smoked turkey looks sooooo good! You guys really had a great spread! Love the stitchin' that you did after dinner.