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