Thursday, December 2, 2010

thanksgiving post #1 – a really long [and boring] post

this post is very long and has tons of photos!
this is my attempt to capture our holiday.

wednesday [prep]
review recipe for [day ahead] crock pot mashed potatoes...  yum!
remove the pup, so all food items are safe in the kitchen! she looks so pitiful!
coffee... for the much needed jolt of energy
pulling all the needed spices and ingredients
helper #1 is ready!
helper #2..... getting a little nutty with the paprika
some salt and pepper
iron the burlap runner and crisp white napkins
shine the table....have you ever used orange pledge? try it! the smell is amazing.
set the table
dishes before round 2 of cooking.... the stuffing
inherited family cook book... the best turkey and stuffing recipe EVER!!!
don't you LOVE the hand drawn illustrations.... priceless!
LOTS and lots of stuffing... a family favorite and we must have left overs
set the littles table... sorry for the horrible photo. i think i took it around 10pm... bad light!
thursday [the big day]

wash, stuff, lace and season the birdie. then... bye bye, in the oven you go!

then you know what time it is!!!  :)
this is the kitchen before... there will be an after [yikes!]
time for gingerbread house decorating!!!
poppy and the littlest cousins watching on
the brothers played a hole of golf in the backyard... i think they had a monetary bet going.
turkey done... now i need to make gravy... grrr. notice there isn't a photo of that! it didn't go well, but i pulled it off in the end!
 time to sit down and EAT!! again... no photos. very busy eating for a whopping 10 minutes!

after... ugh!
more after shots.... not sure where max got the tape that covers his spot at the table!
a little cousin cuddling! kylie, reilly and cooper.
reilly giving her cousin kylie a little thanksgiving dinner!
exhausted kylie... i think we all wanted a post thanksgiving nap!
 we had a GREAT day.
i hope your thanksgiving was wonderful too!
xoxo -erin


  1. love that last picture of the sweet baby sleeping! Did you make the burlap runner?? Tell me how. Thanks!;)

  2. Thanks for sharing. Your table looked amazing. The kids' table was so cute.

  3. What a fun day and as for crock pot mash potatoes - does it get any better?

    The burlap runner caught my eye on your last post. Love it.


  4. Love it!!

  5. What a pretty table! And the kids place settings are so clever. I think I'd want that at my seat too! And your blog is mighty cute, by the way.